Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

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:

1.1 Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
1.2 Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures


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

Discussion, Case Studies and Regulations:

Discussion and Case Studies are presented using Reference materials and Story-telling by members of the group, focusing on issues presented.

Rules, Codes of Conduct, Methods of Reporting, Safety Standards and other, directly related to RMIT, are covered.

Student Services are also covered.

OHS is dealt with specifically in regards to the Internet based, Desktop Designer. Issues relating to these topics are directly covered.


Workplace OHS Resource Creation:

Research and Peer Review of Research are Published Online to generate an OHS Resource. This is  based on the Learning Hub, in a series of Blogs. All Media are encouraged and Personal Stories can also be explored.

Teaching Schedule

SessionWeekDescriptionLearning Elements
123 Jul


Learning Hub Introduced

1, 2, 3
230 JulTask #1 Intro - MIND1, 2, 3
36 AugTask #1 Review1, 2, 3
413 AugTask #2 Intro - BODY1, 2, 3, 4
520 AugTask #2 Review1, 2, 3, 4
627 AugTask #3 Intro - TECH1, 2, 3, 4
73 Sep

Task #3 Review


1, 2, 3, 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

There are THREE Major Tasks that are ALL Compulsory.

If the student completes ALL THREE of the Tasks they will be judged COMPETENT.

Each TASK comprises of:

- 1 Blog entry

- 2 Comments to other Blog entries.

Assessment Matrix

This Unit is NOT GRADED. The only results achievable are:

CA - Competent

NYC - Not Yet Competent

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

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