Course Title: Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OHTH5630C

Course Title: Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4297 - Certificate IV in Banking Services

Course Contact : Clem Simonetto

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5426

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Max Kaltmann

Nominal Hours: 30

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

There are no pre-requsities to this course but the course will be co-delivered with BSBWOR204A - Use Business echnology 

Course Description

You will be able to identify workplace hazard and contribute to workplace safety.

You will understand and be able to gather information about workplace hazards and substantially contribute to occupational health and safety risk assessments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS303B Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment


Contribute to OHS risk assessment

Performance Criteria:

1. Use appropriate risk assessment tools to contribute to risk assessment
2. Identify, categorise and assess risk factors as a contribution to overall risk assessment
3. Seek additional information, expertise, or specialist advice to investigate the likelihood and consequence of identified risks
4. Document outcomes of the risk assessment process in a risk register


Contribute to workplace hazard identification

Performance Criteria:

1. Contribute to the selection of hazard identification tools, techniques, processes and methods suitable for the workplace
2. Access hazard identification tools, techniques processes and methods to identify hazards in the workplace
3. Recognise hazards in the workplace, report these hazards to designated personnel and record them in accordance with workplace procedures
4. Provide information and assistance to persons conducting workplace inspections or testing


Gather information about workplace hazards

Performance Criteria:

1. Research, collect and record information about OHS hazards and their associated risks
2. Seek additional information, expertise or specialist advice from within or external to the workplace when limit of own skills and knowledge is reached
3. Conduct a workplace inspection to collect further information about OHS hazards and associated risks if required
4. Contribute to the support of OHS practitioners and employees in accessing workplace sources of information and data regarding hazard identification
5. Contribute to the support of OHS practitioners and employees accessing external sources of information and data related to hazard identification, where required

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The self-paced activities will be delivered via Blackboard and require access to and use of a variety of course material on hazard identification and assessment.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include discussion on your experiences in hazard identification in your workplace and the experiences of others in the group. Examples of the practical applications within industry will also be discussed.

You are expected to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities including completion of tutorial exercises consisting of practical problems, short answer questions and case studies. Students will take an active role by completing risk assessments and evaluations, examining emergency procedures, analysing policies and procedures, filing incident/accident reports and applying workstation safety lists to workplace practices.

Teaching Schedule

0 - 25 JuneFamiliarisation with:
Course, Blackboard and course notes.
Overview of assessment and submission requirements.
Where to get support, Student responsibilities
2 - 2 JulyFollow workplace safety proceduresTask 1 – Introductory assessment task due.
You will receive the feedback in week 3. This assessment represents Part A of assessment task 2.
3 - 9 JulyContribute to occupational health and safety at work; introductory assessment task 
4 - 16 JulyIdentify and follow workplace procedures for hazard control and other emergency situations. 
5 - 23 JulyWork safety in an office 
6 - 6 AugustRisk assessment task; complete risk assessment 
7 - 13 AugustAccident/incident report; complete accident/incident report, Complete work safely in an office taskTask 2 due.
You will receive the feedback by end of week 8. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by 9 April.
8 - 20 AugustFeedback on assessment 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Learning Resources
All relevant learning resources will be placed on the online learning hub ( Students will need to access this site on a weekly basis, print off materials, and bring them to class.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written tests, a group assignment and final assessment.

Tests are closed book and consist of multiple choice, practical exercises and short answer questions.

The group assignment requires students to research the role and function of a financial institution or a major contemporary issue relating to the financial system and of concern to consumers.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.

Assessment Tasks

Critical aspects of assessment
Evidence of the following is essential:
• collection of information about workplace hazards and contribution to the identification of hazards in a workplace
• contribution to a risk assessment for hazards identified in the workplace
• knowledge of relevant state/territory/ commonwealth OHS legislation, codes of practice, standards and guidance material.

Assessment Tasks
You are required to complete 2 tasks. You must successfully complete all 2 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

TASK 1 (Due Date: End of week 2)
This assessment tasks consists of a case-study in which you will be required to identify and assess risk hazards, specifically:
- define a hazard and give examples of common workplace hazards;
- regulations and approved codes of practice relating to hazards in the work area;
- OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel;
- how key information regarding OHS is communicated to staff;
- criteria for assessing risk hazards;
- apply this criteria

TASK 2 (Due Date: End of Week 7)
This assessment task consists of three parts:
1. Completion of a ‘Hazard Identification Checklist’ and ‘Risk Assessment’ form.
2. Completion of an ‘Incident Report’ form.
3. Complete work safety case-study.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying. You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading. Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to identifying and assessing risk hazards.

You are required to demonstrate depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in hazard identification and assessment. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable OHS legislative requirements in all the assessment tasks.

This requires the appropriate use of technology to complete the hazard checklist report and incident report. The use of technology to communicate workplace hazards and the assessment of the risks involved to meet organizational and regulatory requirements.

You are required to plan and manage an inspection of a workplace in order to complete the hazard checklist and incident report. You are required to meet the course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.

You are required to contribute to class discussions and demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for hazard identification and application of a criteria for assessing risks. Additionally, you are required to liaise with managers and workers in order to complete the hazard checklist and incident report.

Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

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