Course Title: Participate in workplace health and safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5847C

Course Title: Participate in workplace health and safety

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact : Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email:soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Dean
fiona.dean@rmit.edu.au
9925 4650

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Element:

1. Follow safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices
1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures
1.3 Follow workplace emergency procedures
 

Element:

2. Implement safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions
2.2 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures
2.3 Take actions to maintain safe housekeeping practices in own work area
 

Element:

3. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures
3.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities
3.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

Element:

4. Reflect on own safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work area
4.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit develops the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 

Group discussion 

Research assignments

Guest speakers

Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios

Realistic simulations and role play
Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
Oral Presentations
Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 

Work placement
Your program consists of a combination of learning activities through a range of delivery methods including: face to face teaching, online activities and Directed Study and you are expected to participate in professional placement. You work independently to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit.


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Week 1
Work Health and Safety (WHS) Legislation, standard and codes of practice; state/territory
Roles and responsibilities of relevant WHS officers and representatives
E1

Week 2
Roles and responsibilities of relevant WHS officers and representatives
E1

Week 3
Identifying and addressing hazards and risk, hierarchy of risk control
Infection control
E1, E2

Week 4
Infection control
E1, E2

Week 5
Hazard identification
Reporting hazards in the workplace
E1, E2

Week 6
Safe work practices and procedures
Safety signs
E1, E2

Week 7
Emergency equipment
E1, E2

Week 8
Emergency procedures in the workplace
E1, E2, E3

Week 9
Contribute to WHS processes
E3

Week 10
Contribute to workplace meetings and inspections
E3

Week 11
Contribute to workplace risk assessment
E3

Week 12
Conducting a workplace assessment
E1, E2, E3, E4

Week 13
Applying and evaluating workplace safety procedures
E3, E4
 

Week 14

Issues with applying safe work practices and procedures
Strategies in ensuring safe work practices and procedures
E1 E2 E3

Week 15
Reviewing experiences participating in workplace health and safety
E1 E2 E3


 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick and City Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
 

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment


Assessment Tasks

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment Task 1: Portfolio of Evidence Assessment task 1. Portfolio of Evidence - Part A (Review of Portfolio/Interview) Week 5
Part B (Review of Portfolio/Interview) Week 7
Part C (Final presentation of folio/Interview) Week 10
Assessment task 2. Q&A assignment written and/or oral presentation- Participate in workplace health and safety - Week 9
Assessment task 3: Observation/Demonstration in workplacement
Part A: Workplacement visits. During Weeks 1-15
Part B: Professional conversations. Weeks 1-15
Part C: Feedback from teacher/mentor at workplacement. Weeks 1-15

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CA – Competency achieved
NYC – Not Yet Competent


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
 

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
 

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.
 

Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 

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