Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5813C

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:mcvet@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

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace

Element:

1. Establish and maintain a WHS management system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Locate, adapt, adopt and communicate WHS policies that clearly define the organisation’s commitment to complying with WHS legislation
1.2 Identify duty holders and define WHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel according to WHS legislation, policies, procedures and programs
1.3 Identify and approve financial and human resources required by the WHS management system (WHSMS)
 

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work with workers and their representatives to set up and maintain participation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.2 Appropriately resolve issues raised through participation and consultation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.3 Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation to workers and ensure it is easy for them to access and understand
 

Element:

3. Establish and maintain procedures for effectively 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 and existing hazards are controlled
3.3 Develop and maintain procedures for selecting and implementing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements
3.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements, and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required
 

Element:

4. Evaluate and maintain a WHS management system

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Develop and provide a WHS induction and training program for all workers as part of the organisation’s training program
4.2 Use a system for WHS recordkeeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation, and to maintain a record of WHS decisions made, including reasons for the decision
4.3 Measure and evaluate the WHSMS in line with the organisation’s quality systems framework
 


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.


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
• screenings
• guest lecturers
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

Week

Class content for Design Studio 2

 

Assessment deadlines

Elements for Undertake project work BSBPMG522A

(5)

Elements for Establish Networks BSBREL401A

(3)

Elements for Ensure a Safe workplace BSBWHS501A

(4)

1 Introduction to Design Studio 2

(Undertake project work BSBPMG522A, Establish Networks BSBREL401A and Ensure a Safe workplace BSBWHS501A)


Production Workshop: Motion Graphics Group project 1
- Establish a group
- Complete pre-production material

  1, 2, 3,, 41, 2, 3,,1, 2, 3, 4
2 .Film screening and folio workshop

Introduction to Design 2 project,

Introduction to Worksafe Victoria: http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/WorkSafe/Home/
A guide to health and safety in the office.

  1, 2 1 1, 2, 3, 4
3 Production Workshop:
Motion Graphics group project 1

- Establish a group
- Complete the Motion Graphics Group project 1


Ensure a Safe Workplace: A guide to health and safety in the office 
 

  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 33
4 Film screening and folio workshop

Design 2 Project:
• Pitch 3 concepts for Design 2 Project, to get feedback.

• What is a synopsis and Treatment?

Ensure a Safe Workplace: A guide to health and safety in the office

  1, 2, 3 1, 23
5

 Film screening and Design Studio

Design 2 Project: Reviewing the requirements for Pre-production material including ensuring a safe project.


Industry speakers – RMIT Higher Ed pathways.
To be confirmed.

 

 

 

 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 13
6 Film screening and Design Studio

Design 2 Project: Working on pre-production documents, for Design 2 Project - get feedback.
 

 Design Studio Assessment 3A: Ensure a Safe Workplace: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design.
Week 6
1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 21, 3, 4
7 Production Workshop:

Motion Graphics group project 2
- Establish a group
- Complete pre-production material

 


Discuss Design Studio Assessment 3A: Ensure a Safe Workplace: Setting up your Workplace

  1, 2, 3, 4,1, 2, 31, 2, 3. 4
8 Production Workshop:

Motion Graphics group project 2

- Establish a group
- Complete the Motion Graphics Group project 2


Ensure a Safe Workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities

  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
9Film screening and Production workshop:
Advanced Diploma students to present Project Rough Cut - 75% complete

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities

 51, 2, 33
10Film screening and Design Studio:

Design Project 2, continue working on progress, receive feedback

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities

  1, 2, 3 1,3
11 Film screening and Design Studio

Design Project 2 Progress presentation


Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities

  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 33
12 Film screening and Design Studio

Advanced Diploma students to present Project Rough Cut - 100% complete.

Design Project 2, continue working on progress, receive feedback


Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities

  5 1, 2, 3,2
13 Film screening and Design Studio

Design Project 2, continue working on progress, receive feedback

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities

  1, 2, 3 1, 22
14 Film screening and Design Studio:

Design Project 2, continue working on progress, receive feedback

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities

 Design Studio Assessment 3B: Ensure a Safe Workplace: Setting up your
Workplace
Due: week 14
 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 3. 4
15 Film screening and Folio panel presentation  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 32
16 Film screening and Design Studio

Review & project feedback.

 

 

                                              
 

1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 2, 32


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


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this unit are Ungraded.

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.

Design Studio Assessment 3A: Ensure a Safe Workplace: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design.
Due Week 6
See Assessment task brief in Design Studio Assessment task folder on Blackboard


Design Studio Assessment 3B: Ensure a Safe Workplace: Setting up your
Workplace
Due: week 14
See Assessment task brief in Design Studio Assessment task folder on Blackboard


Assessment for this course is ungraded and students will be eligible for a Non Graded result:

CA Competency Acheived

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


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

Other Information

Attendance
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.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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