Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OHTH5543C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Dale Nason

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

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


Course Description

This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to participate in 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


1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:


2. Implement workplace safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace.
2.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures.
2.3 Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks.
2.4 Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons.


3. Participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities
3.2 Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures
3.3 Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks


4. Follow safety procedures 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify and report emergency incidents
4.2 Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The major learning experience involves lecture based & collaboration facilitated activities that encompass multiple learning styles. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, to give them maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will collaborate on generating a BLOG Resource in the RMIT Learning Hub, Design Certificate 4 Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

3 tasks

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment and submission Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and upon the submission of each task. A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course based on the completion of all set tasks/work.
The assessment tools are as follows: 4 x session participatory activities.
1. Q&A Quiz from ‘Understanding OHS’ Video.
2. Present a given set of Workplace stretches in a group.
3. Role play in Groups a Bullying Scenario for discussion.
4. Present own Data & Handheld communication devices for security marking and registration.
Each activity must be completed to achieve Competency.

Assessment Matrix

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