Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: OHTH5472C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3216 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255134

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes to protect workers own health and safety, and that of others.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


Follow safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

Identify and report emergency incidents

Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents


Implement workplace safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace.

Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures

Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks

Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons


Participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities

Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures

Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks


Work safely

Performance Criteria:

Follow established safety procedures when conducting work

Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include weekly online course discussions and resources based on the textbook, industry practice, observations and research.

Teaching Schedule

Weekly scheduleContentRequirements
Week 1 - 9 Feb

Introduction; Course Guide; Learning Hub; Discussion Board; Employability skills. OHS in the class room.

Week 2 - 16 FebChapter 1 - Working safelyText; Learning Hub; Assessment
Week 3 - 23 FebChapter 1 - Working safelyText; Learning Hub; Assessment
Week 4 - 2 MarChapter 2 - Implementing safety requirementsText; Learning Hub; Assessment
Week 5 - 9 MarChapter 2 - Implementing safety requirementsText; Learning Hub; Assessment
Week 6 - 16 MarChapter 3 - Participating in OHS processesText; Learning Hub; Assessment
Week 7 23 MarChapter 3 - Participating in OHS processesText; Learning Hub; Assessment
Week 8 - 30 MarChapter 4 - Following safety proceduresText; Learning Hub; Assessment
Week 9 - 6 AprChapter 4 - Following safety proceduresText; Learning Hub; Assessment
 Mid Semester Break 9 to 15 April 
 Week 10 - 20 Apr Final Assessment due 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Aspire Publishing, Customised Text for RMIT Business TAFE Certificate III in Business Administration.


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each element of competency in a flexible manner. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods such as class exercises, practical projects, demonstration of techniques in a workplace or the Virtual Enterprise and tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Learning activities will include class-based discussions, exercises, reading and reflection and situated learning in the Virtual Enterprise in order to develop competency including underpinning skills and knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Online (55%)

Students will attempt each activity and submit online in the week the assessment is due using the Learning Hub.

Assessment 2 - Work-based report due Week 10 (25%)

Students will conduct research on occupational health and safety in a real workplace. Students will need to obtain permission from the teacher on the workplace to be researched and from the workplace supervisor/manager. The research findings will be documented in a formal report. The report will reflect the students knowledge of the principles and techniques associated with maintaining a safe workplace.

Assessment 3 - Virtual Enterprise (20%)

Students will complete assessments whilst working in the Virtual Enterprise as directed by their manager.

Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
Work safelyYesYesYes
Implement workplace safety requirementsYesYesYes
Participate in OHS consultative processesYesYesYes
Follow safety proceduresYesYesYes

Other Information

Employability Skills

This course/competency includes the employability skills listed below which are assessable under the Business Services Training Package.

In order to be able to effectively demonstrate the required employability skills during the course, students should participate and submit work within the required time allocation. Please note that employability skills are assessed across the entire program.

Employability skills are a core component of the competency and if a student is unable to effectively demonstrate skills within the competency, a mark of  NYC (Not Yet Competent) will be given for the course. 

Employability skills assessed in the competency:


Problem solving

Initiative and enterprise




From July 2008 students issued with Training Package qualifications have been informed by their Registered Training Organisation that Employability Skills Summaries for Training Package qualifications can be downloaded from Registered Training Organisations are required to add the mandatory sentence providing the URL for the Employability Skills Summaries to Training Package to qualification testamurs from 1 January 2009. The Australian Qualification Framework Implementation Handbook has been amended to show this requirement.

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