Course Title: Maintain a safe work environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5287

Course Title: Maintain a safe work environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to ensure OHS procedures are followed in environments where computers are predominately used but which may require limited access to chemicals and solvents.
The unit is based on Generic Competency A in the National Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards [NOHSC:7025 (1998) 2nd edition].

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPSU260C Maintain a safe work environment


1. Follow workplace safety procedures

2. Contribute to OHS in the workplace

3. Ensure workspace health and safety

4. Ensure safety from environmental discharges/emissions

Learning Outcomes

This unit covers general OHS requirements in business organisations and is relevant for employees using computers and working under direct supervision with no responsibilities for other people.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the ability to:
• following workplace safety directions/procedures, recognising and reporting hazards, raising OHS issues and contributing to participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace
• for valid and reliable assessment of this unit, evidence should be gathered over a period of time through a range of methods for assessment to indicate consistent performance
• evidence for assessment may be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone or through an integrated assessment activity.