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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2021

Class Number: All

Class Section: All

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Course Code: OHTH5588C

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

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Aleksandar Bradilovich
Course Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 9925 4887
Location: 57.5.25

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

The learning activities included in this course are:
• lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• hands on experience in small business finances and to reinforce the lecture material;
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and so broadening and deepening their understanding of networking principles.

Teaching Schedule


Topics and Assessments                                                                                    

Session 1

OHS in the workplace (Guest Speaker if available)
Session 2

Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004

Session 3

Teacher Assisted Student Work

Session 4

Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2017
Session 5

OH&S Codes of Practice

Session 6

OH&S and the Duty of Care

Session 7

OH&S Management of Risk

Session 8

Hazard identification and Risk control

Session 10

Assessments Due & Student Feedback

Assessment 1: Workplace Activity 1

Assessment 2: Workplace Activity 2

Assessment 3:Project

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 have achieved satisfactory results in each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Assessment 1

Workplace Activity 1

Assessment 2

Workplace Activity 2

Assessment 3


Assessment Tasks


Assessment 1

Workplace Activity 1

Assessment 2

Workplace Activity 2

Assessment 3


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

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Other Information

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge 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 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 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:

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