Course Title: Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4299 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Title: Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS / OHS) communication and consultation processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS304A Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes


1. Contribute to establishing and running WHS consultation and participation processes

2. Raise WHS issues with others

3. Contribute to obtaining and communicating information about WHS issues

Learning Outcomes

Activities in this course aim to enhance your understanding of the relevant WHS / OHS laws, policies and procedures in the workplace, the IT industry and your organisation, and identify the responsibilities of those involved in the WHS / OHS consultation process.
It is important that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities in relation to your work health and safety and that of colleagues. You will also learn how to raise WHS issues in the workplace and then to participate in meetings in the workplace where WHS issues are raised.

This course enables you to develop the following capabilities:

  • communication skills and the confidence to communicate in the workplace
  • interpersonal skills to work with others to deal with WHS issues
  • information gathering skills
  • information management skills to source, obtain and share relevant documentation
  • literacy and verbal skills in relation to dealing with WHS issues
  • problem solving
  • The knowledge of the roles of different people in relation to WHS issues

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Source relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice
  • Identify and analyse WHS situations
  • Facilitate WHS development in the workplace
  • Identify ways of improving workplace communication over WHS issues

You will use the Internet as a learning tool and a resource to seek and locate relevant resources and information.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of a range of class and work-based activities and an assignment.

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.