Course Title: Construction Safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Construction Safety

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To provide the learner with the knowledge to apply safety principles on medium rise and wide span building sites.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC096 Construction Safety

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and be able to:
• Apply the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Construction Safety Act to medium rise and wide span building sites.
• Organise OH&S Act first aid requirements.
• Implement OH&S Safety Committee procedures.
• Implement OH&S and Construction Safety Acts legislation and requirements in regard to fire safety.
• Organise the site safety planning requirements of the OH&S Act and Construction Safety Act.
• Organise the work area requirements of the OH&S Act and Construction Safety Act.
• Implement accident reporting and prevention procedures.
• Demonstrate the knowledge of the statistics relating to OH&S issues.
• Apply OH&S safety requirements for plant and equipment.
• Deal with Government Departments and organise mandatory inspections.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
• Assignment
• Learning outcome test(s)
• Written examination.