Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: OHTH5585C
Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5298 - Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)
Course Contact : Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Cathryn (Cathy) Kite
firstname.lastname@example.org (email is the preferred contact)
Nominal Hours: 40
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s OHS system and procedures to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace. It requires the ability to identify and control workplace risks and hazards, and communicate workplace safety requirements. The unit has been contextualised and is based on Generic Competency ‘C’ in the National Guidelines for Integrating OHS Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards. The unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons working in the property industry, including in the real estate, business broking, stock and station agency and property operations and development sectors, in those States and Territories where these are regulated activities.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPPDSM5018A Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry
1. Establish and maintain OHS framework.
1.1 OHS framework is developed that clearly expresses the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation within the organisation.
2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements.
2.1 Consultative processes are established and maintained with employees and their representatives according to relevant OHS legislation.
3. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks.
3.1 Procedures for ongoing hazard identification and assessment and control of associated risks are developed.
4. Review system effectiveness.
4.1 OHS induction and training program is developed and provided for all employees as part of the organisation's general training program.
Refer to elements.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace/site visits, simulated workplace learning, online learning via blackboard and other forms of structured teaching and learning). Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course
Learning sessions and assessment session shall be delivered.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.
Blackboard is an on-line resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within Blackboard are the session lessons plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency. Blackboard Collaborate is an on-line delivery system within Blackboard that may be utilised as a virtual classroom that may be a part of the overall lesson delivery plan.
A Journal is a student’s own notes and reflections that demonstrate their understanding of the materials delivered in the course. Students will be required add to the journal with their own observations as part of the assessment requirement. .
Projects and Presentations
Students may be required to complete individual and group projects that are assessments. These may be in the form of reports, research, analysis, and other documents that provide evidence of the competency in the unit.
Practical activities and projects, and oral presentations
Competency requirements and Grading:
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students 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. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.
Grading available are:
Grade level Competency Level
CHD Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.
CDI Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.
CC Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC Not Yet Competent
-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.
Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support
Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.
Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. Students are to use Turnitin. to verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensures original work by students is checked at submission of the assessment.
The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.
• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
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Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism
All email communications will ONLY be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
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