Course Title: Manage hazards in the work environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5239

Course Title: Manage hazards in the work environment

Portfolio: SET

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


155T Life & Physical Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2011

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards, and to assess and control risks in the work environment. It focuses on the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to control specific hazards in the work environment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS505B Manage hazards in the work environment


1. Access sources of information and data about the work environment to identify hazardous tasks or conditions

2. Analyse the work environment to assess risk

3. Control risk associated with hazard

4. Monitor and review effectiveness of control strategy

5. Apply professional practice

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met