Course Title: Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5588C

Course Title: Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4274 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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 of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct an OHS risk analysis, including the inspection of workplaces for hazards. The development and implementation of appropriate responses, including responses required by state or territory legislation and regulations, to mitigate the risks are also addressed. The unit requires candidates to have a comprehensive and appropriate understanding of the complex range of legislative and workplace requirements to manage risk in building and construction workplaces.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace


1. Determine areas of potential risk in the building and construction workplace.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Specific risks for the range of occupations in the workplace are identified and prioritised.
1.2. Construction site safety is evaluated and construction hazards and potential risk areas are identified in accordance with legislative requirements for OHS and company policies.
1.3. Hazards are identified and prioritised and required approaches to remediation are documented.


2. Inspect and report on areas of specific risk.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Inspection of the workplace is conducted to identify specific risks for the range of identified occupations.
2.2. Expert advice, including advice from workplace personnel, is sought as appropriate.
2.3. Inspection report is completed in accordance with best practice and statutory obligations.


3. Advise on implementation of control measures at the building and construction workplace.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Recommendations are made from findings of inspection report.
3.2. Relevant parties are consulted regarding compliance issues relating to statutory requirements.
3.3. Agreed control measures are implemented in conjunction with relevant workplace personnel.
3.4. Effectiveness of control measures are monitored and reviewed


4. Establish and review communications and educational programs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Effective strategies for communicating OHS policy and practice are determined in consultation with appropriate personnel.
4.2. Communication strategies and educational programs specific to the building and construction industry and in accordance with statutory requirements and best practice are established.
4.3. Effectiveness of the communication and educational programs is reviewed.


Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

 Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• Other forms of structured teaching and learning
Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course


Teaching Schedule



 1. Each cluster in a face to face workshop in the first week of the new Cluster.

 2. The remaining delivered is on line, and face to face tutorials for each cluster

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.Students will be asked to personally demonstrate to the teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals. 

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 



Assessment 1

Observations Written Questions and Project


Assessment 2

Case Study and Project


these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

Assessment 2









































Assessment Tasks

CAG - Competency Achieved -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit
S – Satisfactory (Interim Mark)


Assessment                                                              Mark

Task 1 SWMS Assessment                                         S
Task 2 OHS Site Audit and Toolbox Activity                 S
Task 3 OHS Presentation                                            S



Assessment Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Task 1 Task 2 Task 3
1.1 X    
1.2 X    
1.3 X    
2.1   X  
2.2 X    
2.3   X  
3.1   X  
3.2     X
3.3     X
3.4 X    
4.1     X
4.2     X
4.3     X


Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:
Please refer to to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
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Email Communication:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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