Course Title: Contribute to WHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: HWSS5707C

Course Title: Contribute to WHS processes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This unit specifies the workplace performance required by a worker to contribute to work health and safety
(WHS) processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the
work output of others.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes


Contribute to hazard identification, WHS risk assessment and risk control activities

Performance Criteria:

Report identified hazards and inadequacies in risk
controls within appropriate timeframes
Check the workplace for hazards using itemised
checklist(s) in accordance with work procedures
Contribute to risk assessments
Provide input to development and implementation
of control measures, with reference to the hierarchy of
risk control


Contribute to WHS participative processes

Performance Criteria:

Raise WHS issues in accordance with
organisation procedures within appropriate timeframes
Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace
inspections or other consultative activities
Provide assistance to workgroup members or
other stakeholders to contribute to workplace safety


Participate in the control of emergency situations

Performance Criteria:

Identify emergency signals and alarms and
respond to them appropriately
Take initial action to control/confine emergency
according to organisation procedures, and taking account
of the nature and scope of the emergency
Implement emergency response procedures
within scope of training and competence


Plan and conduct work safely

Performance Criteria:

Plan work in accordance with relevant WHS
legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance
codes and guidance material
Identify hazards as part of work planning and
work process
Address identified hazards prior to starting work
using judgement within defined scope of responsibilities
Report residual risk according to organisation
Report incidents and injuries in line with
organisation policies and procedures
Undertake WHS housekeeping in work area
 Monitor own levels of stress and fatigue to ensure
ability to work safely and sustainably


Support others in working safely

Performance Criteria:

Share information on safe work practices and
work procedures with others, including members of the
work group where relevant
Check the WHS practices of less experienced
members of the workgroup or other stakeholders in the
work context
If appropriate provide guidance and coaching to
less experienced members of the workgroup to support
them in working safely
If appropriate support others accurately record
incidents and complete associated workplace
documentation according to organisation procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Reading and understanding on line resource documents
• Online work
• Observation and discussions in the class room
• Face to face teaching for WHS principles and procedures
• House keeping audit and case sudies

Teaching Schedule

The face to face teaching to give an outline about WHS policies and procedures will be held according to the time table available to the students. Timetable will also be accessible through RMIT learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course. The resources can be downloaded from the topic section from RMIT learning hub of this course.


State, National and overseas Occupational Health & Safety sites:
(Select sites related to the state/territory you will be/are employed in) (National) (VIC)

Other Resources

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will include participation in scheduled teaching sessions, completing workbook learning activities and assessment booklet to demonstrate elements of competence to the required standard in the health care settings.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks include-
1. Successful completion of the workbook for topics 1-5 to determine and assess the underpinning knowledge of various aspects of WHS
2. House keeping audit to assess the planning, conducting and understanding of WHS activities
3. Case study completion
The dates for assessment submission are available at Assessment schedule in Online program blackboard site.

The students need to be deemed competent in ALL assessments to pass this competency.

Assessment Matrix

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