Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5548C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2220 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Ph:: +613 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Ph: +613 9925 4716

Appointment by email

Nominal Hours: 6

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 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 management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS1001A 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

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities:

  •  lectures
  •  tutorials
  •  class discussion
  •  group work

Teaching Schedule

 Day’s schedule

1. Introduction
2. Identify OHS legislative requirements.
3. Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
4. Duty of care requirements are identified.
5. Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.
6. Identify construction hazards and control measures.
7. Basic principles of risk management are identified.
8. Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
9. Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.
10. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.
11. OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
12. Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
13. Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
14. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.
15. Identify OHS incident response procedures.
16. General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
17. Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
18. Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
19. Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.
20. Revision
21. Open Book Test

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 0 in addition to 6 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and oral presentation preparation.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1:  Open Book Test

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria covered

Open book Test






























Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment task:

Assessment 1:  Open Book Test

This assessment task needs to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

Assessment Matrix


Open Book Test x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

 You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to  to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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  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 y to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer  to find more information about special consideration


Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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