Course Title: Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5729C

Course Title: Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3295 - Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Co-odinator Peter Matheson

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


Course Description

This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


1. Prepare to enter a work area

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work
1.3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are reported and advice on risk control measures is sought from the work supervisor
1.4 Expected operating conditions are obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others
1.6 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are identified and accessed in accordance with established routines and procedures
1.7 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to determine the basic operating conditions are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety


2. Apply safe working practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed
2.2 Measuring system operating parameters is conducted in strict accordance with OHS requirements and established safety procedures
2.3 System is checked and isolated where necessary, in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures
2.4 Established procedures are used to determine actual and specified range of operating conditions from measured and calculated values as they apply to particular vapour compression systems.
2.5 Established methods for dealing with unexpected situations are discussed with appropriate person or persons and documented.
2.6 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person
2.7 Operating conditions are determined without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices


3. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed
3.2 Work site and equipment is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures
3.3 Operation conditions are documented, including identification of any parameter that is not within the specified range for the system
3.4 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the work in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include; in class workbook activities. Demonstration of safe working practices during practical classes.

Teaching Schedule


Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
           o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
           o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
           o LL&N
           o Employability skills
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities

 TopicElements & Performance criteria mapping

Elements & Performance criteria Activities

Session 1

Introduction to the Course
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Reminder re Plagiarism
• Reminder re Appeals
• Extensions/Resubmissions
• Feedback in this course
• Reminder re submission requirements
• Getting help

Prepare to enter a work area

1.1 to 1.4Workbook completionCompleted workbook Theory assessment
Session 2 Apply safe working practices
 2.1 and 2.2 Practical application Complete practical task & hand in practical work sheet
 Session 3 Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
 3.1 to 3.4 Practical application and following paperwork Complete practical task & hand in practical work sheet

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Australian Refrigeration and Air-coditioning, vol 1 and 2

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Task 1


Task 2


Task 3

OH S - Theory Exam

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

Assessment  Mapping Matrix  


Element/Criteria CoveredWork BookWork shop prac refrigeration JWork Shop prac electrical JSA


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessments for this competency will comprise of;

1. Theory assessment

2. Completion of Job Safety Analisys sheets (JSA)

3. Demonstration of safe working practices during practical classes

A student can only be graded competent (CA) once they have passed all assessment tasks.
Or NYC if they fail any 1 assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElement/ PCResult
Assessment task: 1 Theoretical assessment of essential skills & knowledge1.1 to 1.7NYS/S
Assessment task 2: gathering of system information and documentation2.1 - 2.7NYS/S
Assessment task 3:
a)completion of practical task and the accompanying paperwork
3.1 - 3.4NYS/S

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 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 to 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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 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.
Please refer to to find more information about plagiarism.

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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