Course Title: Work safely at heights

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3320 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Title: Work safely at heights

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 8

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.

Important Information:


Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights


1 Identify work area requirements.

2 Access work area.

3 Conduct work tasks.

Learning Outcomes



Chapter Reference

Content reference

Relevant Worksheets and Questions (by chapter)


Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres

1 Identify work requirements

Chapter 1: Working safely at heights

  • Defining some terms
  • Hierarchy of control

Worksheet 1 – Q1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12, 13

2 Access work area

Chapter 1: Working safely at heights

  • Level 2 controls: passive fall protection

  • Level 3 controls: work positioning and travel restraint systems
  • Level 4 controls: fall-arrest systems

Worksheet 2 – Q1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12, 13,14,15

Student activity 1.4

Worksheet 3 – Q1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Student activity 1.6

3 Conduct work tasks

Chapter 1: Working safely at heights

  • Level 5 controls: ladders and administrative controls

Worksheet 4 – Q1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

4 Finalise work processes

Chapter 1: Working safely at heights

Element clustered throughout chapter, under headings above appropriate to each controls

Worksheet 4 – Q13

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.