Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: OHTH5306C

Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5069 - Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts)

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 15

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge that everyone in the workplace must have in order to work safely.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFSAF01B Follow health and safety and security issues


Deal with emergency situations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Comply with health, safety and security procedures in accordance with organisational policy, relevant legislation, insurance requirements and safety plan where appropriate
1.2 Identify and promptly report breaches of health, safety and security procedures
1.3 Work safely and ensure that all work activities are undertaken in a safe manner and do not present a hazard to fellow workers or the public


Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Recognise emergency and potential emergency situations, and determine and take required action within scope of individual responsibility
2.2 Follow emergency procedures in accordance with organisational procedure
2.3 Seek assistance from colleagues and/or other authorities where appropriate
2.4 Report details of emergency situations accurately as required in accordance with organisational policy


Maintain personal safety standards

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use appropriate safety clothing, footwear and personal protection equipment
3.2 Undertake measures to prevent injury or impairment related to workplace activities and control workplace hazard
3.3 Carry out all manual handling in accordance with legal requirements, enterprise policies and national health and safety guidelines
3.4 Assist in maintaining workplace in a safe condition


Provide feedback on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify occupational health and safety issues requiring attention
4.2 Raise occupational health and safety issues with designated person in accordance with organisation and legislative requirements

Learning Outcomes

1 Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security
2 Deal with emergency situations
3 Maintain personal safety standards
4 Provide feedback on health, safety and security

Details of Learning Activities

Working in teams/pairs.
Online and library research
Site visits
Audit processes
Class activities

Teaching Schedule

11 Feb     
       Orientation week
2    18 Feb     
        Introduce course guides and assessment
        1. Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security
        Visit  Workcover, Worksafe and Contact Us sites with partner and follow guidelines provided. Be prepared to discuss
        Visit all links
        Complete audit of work environment (checksheets)
3    25 Apr     
        2. Deal with emergency situations
        Audit of emergency procedures
        In pairs, complete audit of campus
        Discuss identification, assessment and control of hazards in the work environment
        Class exercise and  presentation
        1.3 2.1-4        
4    3 Mar     
        3. Maintain personal safety standards
        HSS elements and procedures
        Test 40%
        Introduce poster brief (60%) Due next class    1.1-3    2.2-4    3.1-4    
5    10 Mar
        10 Mar Public Holiday    
        4. Provide feedback on health and safety issues
        Overview: provide feedback on health, safety and security
        Working in groups, discuss the workplace audit sheets and answer set questions
        Produce a functional poster for display, referring to HSS procedures to raise awareness
        Poster brief  due 60%    1.1-4    3.1-4    4.1-2    

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will be as follows:
- Test
- Project

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation upon the submission of the project. A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work and complete the test. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate competence in all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1; Discussion and report
Task 2; Home audit
Task 3; Public audit
Task 4; Work place audit
Task 5; Discussion participation
Task 6; Poster
All tasks are evenly weighted. The assessment will be averaged out at the completion of the unit.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course.
This unit will not be graded.

Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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