Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5172

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Robyn Lyons, Ian Fisher, Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9118

Course Contact Email:,,

Course Description

The unit is concerned with establishing, maintaining and evaluating the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements. All those who have (or are likely to have) a management responsibility for OHS should undertake this unit.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT505A Ensure a safe workplace


1.Establish and maintain an Occupational Health and Safety system
2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety
3. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks
4 Establish and maintain a quality Occupational Health and Safety management system

Learning Outcomes

Students will study and learn through tutorials, case studies, group work and prescribed exercises and assessment work.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competence in this unit must be able to provide evidence that they are have an understanding of the principles and practices of effective Occupational Health and Safety management, principles and techniques associated with modelling safe work practices, hazard identification and risk management, plus the knowledge of how to develop and promote a safety culture