Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3202 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: 03/ 3941 1412

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Participate in OHS processes in the health industry

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There is no pre-requisites required for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHS200B Participate in OHS processes


1. Plan and conduct work safely
2. Conduct work safely
3. Participate in OHS consultative activities
4. Follow emergency response procedures

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Identify hazards in the work area, and take action taken to control risk
1.2 Report residual risk according to organisation procedures
1.3 Carry out pre-start checks as required according to work procedures

2.1 Use personal protective equipment correctly and maintain when required
2.2 Follow work procedures and workplace instructions for ensuring safety when planning and conducting work
2.3 Report incidents and injuries to designated personnel
2.4 Undertake OHS housekeeping in work area
2.5 Manage own levels of stress and fatigue to ensure ability to work safely
3.1 Make a constructive contribution to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other OHS consultative activities
3.2 Raise OHS issues with designated personnel according to organisation procedures
3.3 Provide input to improve workplace OHS systems and processes, according to organisation procedures, to eliminate hazards or reduce risk
3.4 Maintain and update own knowledge of OHS issues as they apply to workplace systems, equipment and processes
4.1 Identify and report emergency situations
4.2 Follow organisation procedures for responding to emergencies
4.3 Apply knowledge of roles and responsibilities of OHS representatives and OHS committees

Overview of Assessment

A variety of assessments are incorporated in this unit of competency including:
• Observation in the work place
• Evidence of essential knowledge and understanding may be provided by: traditional or online (computer-based) assessment or written assignments/projects
• Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice
• Questioning
• Staff and/or client feedback
• Supporting statement of supervisor
• Authenticated evidence of relevant work experience and/or formal/informal learning
• Role play simulation