Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4323 Certificate IV in Justice

Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to implement an organization’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs by those with supervisory responsibilities, to meet occupational health and safety standards. In practice, the implementation of workplace safety and programs may be demonstrated in the context of generalist and specialist work activities such as delivering service to clients, using resources, making arrests, conducting searches, managing contracts, etc.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPOHS401B Implement workplace safety procedures and programs


1. Provide Workplace Safety information to the workgroup

2. Implement and monitor participative arrangements for workplace safety.

3. Identify hazards and assess risks

4. Implement and report on procedures for controlling risks

5. Implement procedures for dealing with hazardous events

6. Implement procedures for providing workplace safety training

7. Implement procedures for maintaining workplace safety records

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements and the following;

• Read, interpret and apply relevant legislation, Australian-New Zealand standards and organizational policies and procedures.
• Identify, assess, monitor and control hazards in the workplace
• Implement risk management and control through collaborative action with colleagues in the workplace.
• Implement policies to ensure training and recording of staff competencies are maintained

Overview of Assessment

Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including class participation, reading, on-line readings and tests, case studies and scenarios. Attendance at the Procedural Justice Camp encompasses simulated work environment scenarios that you will need to complete.  Assessments will include the following; 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


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