Course Title: Monitor a safe workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4223

Course Title: Monitor a safe workplace

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Hazel Sims

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-1316

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area to meet legislative requirements. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit contains employability skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace


1. Provide information to the workgroup about OHS policies and procedures

2. Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHS

3. Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for maintaining OHS records for the team

4. Implement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks

5. Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for controlling risks

6. Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for maintaining OHS records for the team

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each element of competency in a flexible manner. Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods such as:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of records communicating the outcomes of consultation over OHS issues to the workgroup
  • demonstration of techniques
  • review of reports to management on the costs associated with providing training for the work team
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of workplace safety and hazards
  • examples of risk assessments
  • evaluation of actioning of team member hazard reports.