Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 6.0

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


320T Architecture & Design


Term1 2013,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.  It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements and the basic principles of risk managment and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.  Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of compentency depending on the regulatory requirements fo each jurisdiction.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU349 Work safely in the construction industry


1. Identify OHS legislative requirements

2.  Identify construction hazards and control measures

3. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes

4. Identify OHS incident response procedures

Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the basic OHS knowledge required prior to undertaking designated work tasks within any of the sectors within the construction industry.  The unit relates directly to the general induction training program specified by the National code of Practices for Industrion Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2006).

Overview of Assessment

Evidence must confirm personal awareness of the following:

• applicable OHS legislative and safety requirements for construction work, including duty of care
• the range of common construction hazards and procedures for the assessment of risk and application of the hierarchy of control
• OHS communication processes, information and documentation including the role of OHS committees and representatives, the meaning of common safety signs and symbols, and procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
• general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and PPE.