Course Title: Maintain Workplace Safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: BUSM9718C

Course Title: Maintain Workplace Safety

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6070 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5134

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher:  Kelly Kajewski

Contact Phone:  +61 3 9925 5470

Contact Email:

Nominal Hours: 40

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


Course Description

This unit is concerned with OHS responsibilities of employees with supervisory responsibilities to implement and monitor the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in a small team to meet legislative requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311A Maintain Workplace Safety


Assist incorporation of Occupational Health & Safety policy and procedures into the work team.

Performance Criteria:

Understanding of basic requirements of Occupational Health & Safety legislation in area of responsibility appropriate for health and safety needs of a small work team are demonstrated.

Information on the organisation's Occupational Health & Safety policies, procedures and programs is provided in a readily accessible manner and clearly explained in the work group.

Information about identify hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and control is regularly provided and clearly explained to the work group.


Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area.

Performance Criteria:

Advice is provided on hazards in work area in line with organisation's Occupational Health & Safety policies and procedures.

Support is provided in implementing procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and in accordance with organisational procedures.

Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified and reported in accordance with the hierarchy of controls.

Occupational Health & Safety records of incidents in the work area are accurately completed and maintained in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety legal requirements.


Support participative arrangements for the management of occupational health and safety.

Performance Criteria:

Organisational consultative procedures are implemented and monitored to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazards.

Issues raised through consultation are promptly dealt with in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolution.

Encouragement and assistance is given to team members to contribute to the management of Occupational Health & Safety at the workplace.

Feedback from individuals and teams is used to identify and implement improvements in the management of Occupational Health & Safety.


Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training.

Performance Criteria:

Advice is provided on Occupational Health & Safety training needs of individuals and workgroup.

Advice is provided on strategies and opportunities for development of workgroup's competencies in relation to Occupational Health & Safety.

coaching and mentoring assistance is provided to team members to support the effective development of individual and group competencies in Occupational Health & Safety.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include weekly online course discussions and resources based on the textbook, industry practice, observations, researching the Internet and observations undertaken in a workplace.

Teaching Schedule

Weekly Schedule Semester 2  
Week BeginningContentRequirements
Week 1 - 7 Jul

Introduction to Maintain Workplace Safety - Safety in the office

Course Guide, required text and assessments

Introduction to the Hub.

Class attendance
Week 2 - 14 JulMaintain workplace safety Aspire Chapter 1

Online class

Online Assessment

Week 3 - 21 JulMaintain workplace safety Aspire Chapter 1Online class

Online Assessment
Week 4 - 28 JulMaintain workplace safety Aspire Chapter 2Online class

Online Assessment
Week 5 - 4 AugMaintain workplace safety Aspire Chapter 2 & 3Online class

Online Assessment
Week 6 - 11 AugMaintain workplace safety Aspire Chapter 3Online class

Online Assessment
Week 7 - 18 AugMaintain workplace safety Aspire Chapter 4Online class

Online Assessment
Week 8 - 25 AugMaintain workplace safety Aspire Chapter 4Online class

Online Assessment
1 SepMid semester break 
 Week 9 - 8 SepWorkplace Research Report Due Online class

Online Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBCMN311A Maintain workplace safety, Aspire Training & Consulting



Other Resources

Officewise - A guide to health & safety in the office developed by the ergonomics unit - Worksafe Victoria January 2006. Available on line at

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. Students will complete a portfolio of evidence which includes online discussion, workplace scenarios and a workplace report.

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. In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Online (50%)

Students will attempt each activity and submit online in the week the assessment is due using the Learning Hub Workgroup Discussion Board.


Work-based report - Due Week 9 (50%)

Students will conduct research on occupational health and safety in a real workplace. Students will need to obtain permission from the teacher on the workplace to be researched.

The research findings will be documented in a formal report. The report will reflect the student’s knowledge of the principles and techniques associated with maintaining a safe workplace.

Assessment Matrix

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