Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OHTH5467C

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher

David Hannan
david.hannan@rmit.edu.au

Administrator

Adam Lovell
adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au
 

Co-Assesors

 

John Favaro
john.favaro@rmit.edu.au

Elena Popa
elena.popa@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace

Element:

Element 1 Establish and maintain an OHS system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 - Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation’s commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise
1.2 - Define OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in accordance with OHS policies, procedures and programs
1.3 - Identify and approve financial and human resources for the effective operation of the OHS system

Element:

Element 2 Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of OH&S

Performance Criteria:

2.1 - Establish and maintain participative arrangements with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation
2.2 - Appropriately resolve issues raised through participative
arrangements and consultation
2.3 - Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees

Element:

Element 3 Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 - Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and procedures for identifying assessment and control of associated risks
3.2 - Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the work place to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes
3.3 - Develop and maintain procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control
3.4 - Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 - Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice

Element:

Element 4 Establish and maintain a quality OHS management system

Performance Criteria:

4.1 - Develop and provide an OHS induction and training quality OHS management program for all employees as part of the organisation’s training program
4.2 - Utilise system for OHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation
4.3 - Measure and evaluate the OHS system inline with the organisation’s quality systems framework
4.4 - Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to achieve organizational OHS objectives
4.5 - Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum


Learning Outcomes



On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to manage a safe workplace.


 


Details of Learning Activities

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements.

This unit consists of the following learning and assessment activities:
• Formal lecture
• Class discussion on case studies
• Out of class OH&S inspections of venues and work places
* Involvement in Live sound production event


Teaching Schedule

 

CLASSCONTENTELEMENTS
 SEMESTER 1 
CLASS 1Stucture of Liability/Industry PracticeElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3
CLASS 2OHS Major Facitity AnalysisElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
EVENT AMajor Project on site AssesmentElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
 SEMESTER 2 
EVENT BMajor Project on site AssesmentElement 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

NIL


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is ongoing and will include class particiaption and practical tasks.


Assessment Tasks

MAJOR ASSESMENT
Assessment is made during the major live sound event in Semester 1 or 2 (AKA “SPAVIS”) set up and performance at The Corner Hotel, Richmond, requiring following of satisfactory OH&S procedures throughout event(s).

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

All teachers need to indicate which of the following grading systems will be used to assess the course.
Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CA   Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves class based instructional content, and involvement in Work Integrated Learning during major project. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7


Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y



Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
- RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

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