Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Nicole McKinnon
nicole.mckinnon@rmit.edu.au
99254375

Kieran Doolan
kieran.doolan@rmit.edu.au
99254110

Nat Bates
nat.bates@rmit.edu.au
99254815

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:

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:

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:

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
4.4 Develop and implement improvements to the WHSMS to achieve organisational WHS objectives
4.5 Ensure compliance with the WHS legislative framework so that, as a minimum, WHS legal requirements are achieved


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

Students are required to make extensive use of the lynda.com database and associated University library facilities, in researching and developing digital imaging, graphic and motion design, interactive and animation skills and techniques. Structured online learning resources for this course can be found in the c5218 Undertake Project Work Blackboard course and program shells. Resources for Design and Drawing 2, can be located on the c5218 Interpret and respond to a design brief Blackboard course and program shells.

Learning activities for this course include structured classroom activities such as team research and presentation tasks, animation and design races, project milestones, discussion and individual feedback.

Students are encouraged to make full use of class time, open studio time and University computer lab and equipment resources. You are advised to look at the course Blackboard page for ongoing updated information.

In class learning activities may include, but are not limited to:
* lectures
* peer teaching and class presentations
* group discussion
* teacher feedback
* online research
* independent project based work
* teacher directed group activities/projects
* work shopping of students? own projects

Out of class activities may include, but are not limited to
* online research
* work shopping
* independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

WkDesign Studio 2AssessmentsUndertake project work
BSBPMG522A
Establish Networks
BSBREL401A 
Ensure a Safe Workplace
BSBWHS501A
1

Intro to Design Studio 2

Define scope for animations, interactive and web projects.
Explore resources for workplace safety and industry networking.

Design Project 2 - Student directed concept development and pre-production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 31, 21, 2
2

Film screening

Investigation of a creative production process - What is a schedule, synopsis and project treatment?

Design Project 2 - Student directed concept development and pre-production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 31, 21, 2
3Studio class and project feedback - A01

Design Project 2 - Student directed concept development and pre-production tasks.
 
A01 - Project Concept - Concept documentation, safety quiz, industry research report for Design Project 2.1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2
4

Film screening

Investigation of fundamental pre-production processes and documentation - What is an animatic? What is an interactive prototype?

Design Project 2 - Student directed pre-production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 31, 23, 4
5

Film screening

Explore resources for workplace safety (Worksafe Victoria) and industry networking (Industry organisations, peak bodies, online communities)

Design Project 2 - Student directed pre-production tasks.

 1, 2, 31, 23, 4
6A02 - Project Pre-production - Presentation of animatics or prototypes

Design Project 2 - Student directed pre-production tasks.
A02- Project Pre-production - Pre-production documentation, safety poster, business plan for Design Project 2.1, 2, 31, 2, 33, 4
7Film screening

Industry Speaker - TBA
Studio class and project feedback - A02

Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
8

Film screening

Studio class and project feedback - A03

Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
9

Film screening

Studio class and project feedback - A03
 
Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
10

Design Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 70% finished projects - functioning interactive prototypes or completed animation over animatics.

Design Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 70% finished projects - functioning interactive prototypes or completed animation over animatics.
 

1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
11Film screening

Industry Speaker - TBA
Studio class and project feedback - A03
 
Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4

 

 

MID SEMESTER BREAK

    
12Film screening

Industry Speaker - TBA
Studio class and project feedback - A03
 
Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
13Design Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 100% finished production - completed interactives (coding, design), completed animations (animation, composite, edit)
 
Design Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 100% finished production - completed interactives (coding, design), completed animations (animation, composite, edit)
 

1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
14Film screening

Design Project 2 - Student directed post-production tasks (Sound edit and mix, titles, credits, project mastering)
 

 1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
15Design Project 2 - Student directed post-production tasks (Sound edit and mix, titles, credits, project mastering)A03- Completed Design Project 2 - Complete project mastered for presentation. (progress presentations wk 10 and 13)
 
1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Resources and useful links will be supplied via Blackboard.


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

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for A03 - Completed Design Project 2 - (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric). Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

A01 - Project Concept - Concept documentation, safety quiz, industry research report for Design Project 2 due week 3. (Ungraded)

A02 - Project Pre-production - Pre-production documentation, safety poster, business plan for Design Project 2 due week 6. (Ungraded)

A03 - Completed Design Project 2 - Complete project mastered for presentation (progress presentations wk 10 and 13) due week 15. (Graded)

Grades used in this course are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

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


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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you 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 including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, 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 Progress (web link)
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)
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.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)
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

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