Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5218

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)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2014,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit of competency, Ensure a safe workplace BSBWHS501A is delivered in the class Design Studio 2, together with Establish Networks BSBREL401A and Undertake Project Work BSBPMG522A. This unit enables students to develop an awareness of safe workplace practices and environments that exist within the interactive and digital media industry. This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace


1. Establish and maintain a WHS management system

2. Establish and maintain effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS

3. Establish and maintain procedures for effectively identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

4. Evaluate and maintain a WHS management system

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this competency, you wil be aware of the importance of OHS and have the skills and knowledge required to ensure a safe workplace.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester.  Your knowledge of course content is assessed through written assignments and participation in practical exercises.