Course Title: Maintain workplace safety
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: OHTH5595C
Course Title: Maintain workplace safety
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Course Contact : Janet Mc Donald
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5134
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 40
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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. This unit contains employability skills.
If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety
Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work team.
1. Demonstrate basic requirements of Occupational Health and Safety legislation in area of responsibility appropriate for health and safety needs of a small work team
Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area.
1. Provide advice on hazards in work area in line with organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures
Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety.
1. Implement and monitor organisational consultative procedures to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazards
Support the organisation's procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training.
1. Provide advice on Occupational Health and Safety training needs of individuals and workgroup
Details of Learning Activities
Students will study the theory of maintaining workplace safety and occupational health and safety in the workplace through textbook readings, discussions and class activities. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world environments. We expect you to participate and contribute in all schedled learning activities.
|The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.|
|Week beginning||Content and competency||Requirements|
|Week 1 - 6 Feb||Introduction to course; OHS at RMIT|
|Week 2 - 13 Feb||Chapter 1: Integrating OHS into workgroup practices||Text|
|Week 3 - 20 Feb||Chapter 2: Supporting OHS consultative arrangements||Text|
|Week 4 - 27 Feb||Chapter 3: Supporting OHS employee training||Text|
|Week 5 - 5 Mar||Chapter 4: Participating in hazard management||Text|
BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety, Scope, Pearson Education Australia
Officewise - A guide to health and safety in the office, available online at www.worksafe.vic.gov.au.
Overview of Assessment
A range of assessment methods to be used to assess practical skills and knowledge, such as:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of documents on workplace OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures relevant developed and communicated to employees
• analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
• demonstration of the application of OHS legislation in conducting work safely
• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of research and data collection methods to obtain evidence of compliance with OHS legislation
• assessment of duty of care arrangements.
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
Students will conduct research on occupational health and safety in a real workplace. This research will be documented in a formal report reflecting the student’s underpinning knowledge of the principles and techniques associated with maintaining a safe workplace and covering all elements of competency. Refer to the Marking Guide available on ’myRMIT Studies’ for this course for a detailed description of the assessment.
Evidence of the following is essential:
- Apply organisational management systems and procedures to Occupational Health and Safety within work group area.
- Identify and comply with Occupational Health and Safety legal and organisational requirements.
- Apply procedures for identifying hazards in the work area.
- Apply procedures for assessing and controlling risks to health and safety associated with those hazards, in accordance with the hierarchy of control.
- Provide specific, clear and accurate information and advice on workplace hazards to work group.
- Provide appropriate supervision of work group.
Students will conduct research on occupational health and safety in a real workplace. You are required to obtain permission from the business manager at the workplace and your teacher before you research and write this report.
This research will be documented in a report based on the findings of this research. A formal report will be produced reflecting the student’s underpinning knowledge of the principles and techniques associated with maintaining a safe workplace. Refer also to Pearson text and the www.workcover.vic.gov.au website when you write this report.
Feedback will be given on all submitted work and students may be required to resubmit.
The Assessment needs to be submitted via Blackboard and in hardcopy via the Assignment Box.
- The report should be completed and submitted with the marking guide (available on Blackboard) and an ‘Assignment Cover Sheet’ attached by 16:30 Friday of Week 7 to the Assignment Box on Level 3. Students are also required to submit the report to the Blackboard for record keeping purposes. Refer to Student Diary for Special Consideration/Extension of Time procedure. If an Extension of Time is granted note that the grade will be either CAG/NYC.
- If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
- Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (Hard copy and soft copy).
- When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You mush complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on Blackboard.
- Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, BUSM 6232C Design and produce business documents, Page 1 of 2.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are based on practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the standard of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
Once you are deemed competent in this unit of competency your assessment will be graded according to the following criteria:
1. Level of Independence, Initiative, Enterprise and Performance of Work Task
• Works to safely complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements.
• Performance conforms to all industry standards and can adapt to new situations.
2. Demonstrated Breadth of Underpinning Knowledge and a Willingness to Continue Learning
• Demonstrates an understanding of key concepts and underpinning knowledge of the set task and is able to learn while working.
• Applies these understandings in task performance.
3. Techniques & Processes, Technology Skills and Problem Solving
• Performs all technical skills/procedures to the standard required by industry, including correct use of equipment and technology.
• Demonstrating an ability to solve simple problems while following processes.
4. Work Organisation, Planning and Self-Management
• Demonstrates a sound understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation, while clearly articulating the different stages in planning and managing own time.
• Applies sound planning and organisation skills in the performance of a task.
5. Communication, People Networking, Language and Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
• Demonstrates an ability to use a range of communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the workplace.
• The ability to proofread and edit work prior to submission.
• Able to follow complex instructions both written and oral.
Final Grades Table:
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
|Element of competency||Report|
|Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work team||Yes|
|Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety||Yes|
|Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety Training||Yes|
|Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area||Yes|
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