Course Title: Participate in WHS processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3299 Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Participate in WHS 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 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the workplace performance required for an entry level worker to participate in work health and safety (WHS) processes in the workplace in order to ensure their own health and safety at work as well as that of others in the workplace who may be affected by their actions

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes


1) Plan and prepare to work safely

2) Conduct work safely

3) Participate in WHS consultative activities

4) Follow emergency response procedures

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Identify hazards in the work area, and take action 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
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 in line with work procedures and workplace instructions
2.4 Undertake WHS housekeeping in work area in line with work procedures and workplace instructions
2.5 Identify own levels of stress and fatigue to ensure ability to work safely and sustainably

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other WHS consultative activities
3.2 Raise WHS issues with designated personnel according to organisation procedures
3.3 Provide input to improve workplace WHS systems and processes, according to organisation procedures, to eliminate hazards or reduce risk

4.1 Identify and report emergency situations
4.2 Follow organisation procedures for responding to emergencies

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include demonstration of underpinning skills and knowledge, assessment activities may include quizzes, scenario, role play, case study and practical demonstration.