Course Title: Maintain a safe work environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5193

Course Title: Maintain a safe work environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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


320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Ray Hester

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers general OHS requirements in business organisations and is relevant for employees using computers and working under direct supervision with no responsibilities for other people. The unit is based on Generic Competency A in the National Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards [NOHSC:7025 (1998) 2nd edition].

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There is no pre-requisite for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPSU260A Maintain a safe work environment


1.  Follow workplace safety procedures

2.  Contribute to OHS in the workplace

3.  Ensure workspace health and safety

4.  Ensure safety from environmental discharges / emissions

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Following workplace safety directions / procedures, recognising and reporting hazards, raising OHS issues and contributing to participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace.
Assessment may take place on the job, off the job or a combination of these. Off the job assessment must be undertaken in a closely simulated workplace environment.