Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: OHTH5467C

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Nicole McKinnon
Phone: 99254375
Email: nicole.mckinnon@rmit.edu.au



Nominal Hours: 60

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

None

Course Description

The course provides the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks in preparation for entering the multimedia industry.

This course is co-delivered with Establish Networks BSBREL401A



 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace

Element:

1.Establish and maintain an OHS system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise
1.2 Define OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in accordance with OHS policies, procedures and programs
1.3 Identify and approve financial and human resources for the effective operation of the OHS system

Element:

2.Establish and maintain participative arrangements
for the management of OHS

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish and maintain participative arrangements with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation
2.2 Appropriately resolve issues raised through participative arrangements and consultation
2.3 Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks
3.2 Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes
3.3 Develop and maintain procedures for selection and
implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control
3.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice

Element:

4.Establish and maintain a quality OHS management
system

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Develop and provide an OHS induction and training program for all employees as part of the organisation's training program
4.2 Utilise system for OHS record keeping to allow
identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation
4.3 Measure and evaluate the OHS system in line with the organisation's quality systems framework
4.4 Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to achieve organisational OHS objectives
4.5 Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
• in class activities
• out-of-class activities
• peer teaching and class presentations
• online research
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• workshopping of students’ own projects
• screenings
• guest lecturers
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentAssessment deadlinesElements
1

Introduction to Establish networks and Ensure a safe workplace.

Overview of the courses, including course guide, assessment tasks

Discussion on establishing networks with industry.

Introduction to Worksafe Victoria http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/WorkSafe/Home/

A guide to health and safety in the office.

Introduction Establish networks to Assignment 05: Establish networks industry speaker test.

 1, 2, 3, 4
2Discussion on establishing networks with industry.
Introduce Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 1: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design
  1, 2, 3
3Guest speaker 1

Industry Networking

Work on Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 1: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design
 1, 2, 3,
4

Guest speaker 2

Office health and safety

Work on Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 1: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design

  1, 2, 3,
5

Presentations today

Workstation checklists

Presentation of Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 1: Ensure a safe workplace A guide to health and safety in the office poster design, due this week.


RMIT Health and Safety Management System
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=k5yi7igonxvqz

Introduction Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 2: Setting up your Workstation – Checklist and personal safety questionnaire

  1, 2, 3
6Guest speaker 3

Workstation checklists
Work on Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 2: Setting up your Workstation – Checklist and personal safety questionnaire
  1, 2, 3
7Guest speaker 4

Personal safety on and off campus.

Workstation checklists
Work on Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 2: Setting up your Workstation – Checklist and personal safety questionnaire
  1, 2, 3
8Guest speaker 5

Workstation checklists
Work on Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 2: Setting up your Workstation – Checklist and personal safety questionnaire
  1, 2, 3
9Guest speaker 6

Workstation checklists
 Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 2: Setting up your Workstation – Checklist and personal safety questionnaire
Due today
 1, 2, 3
10Guest speaker 7

Industry networking

Film shoot safety
Introducing Ensure a safe workplace Assignment 02: Safety at a film shoot.
  1, 2, 3, 4
11Guest speaker 8


Film shoot safety
Work on Ensure a safe workplace Assignment 02: Safety at a film shoot
  1, 2, 3, 4
12Film shoot safety  Ensure a safe workplace Assignment 02: Safety at a film shoot.
Due today
 1, 2, 3, 4
13Guest speaker 9  1, 2, 3, 4
14Presentations Industry report

Ensure a safe workplace review
  1, 2, 3, 4
15Presentations Industry report

Ensure a safe workplace review
  1, 2, 3, 4
16Industry Knowledge   1, 2, 3, 4
17   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts


References


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Access to computers.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group and/ or individual projects.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CP Competent with Pass
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS

Ensure a safe workplace Assignment 02: Safety at a film shoot.


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK

Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 1: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design

Work on Assignment 01 Ensure a safe workplace Part 2: Setting up your Workstation – Checklist and personal safety questionnaire

Full versions of the Assessment tasks are available on Blackboard
in the Ensure a safe workplace folder.

Ensure a safe workplace Assignment 02: Safety at a film shoot.

Full versions of the Assessment tasks are available on Blackboard
in the Ensure a safe workplace folder.



Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration



Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

Other Information

Note this course is co-delivered with Establish Networks BSBREL401A


Feedback:
Students will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on their work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how students can proceed to the next stage of developing their projects.

Submission of written material:
Please advise teacher IN ADVANCE if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. (See blackboard for more information regarding late submissions)

Submission of written material:
Please advise teacher IN ADVANCE if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. (See blackboard for more information regarding late submissions)

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