Course Title: Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4329 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Title: Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Portfolio: DSC 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


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0886

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course specifies the workplace performance required by an individual involved in following work health and safety procedures for direct care work.
The course focuses on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work


1. Identify sources of risk to personal safety, assess the level of risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

2. Identify manual handling hazards, assess related risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

3. Identify sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to themselves, clients and others

4. Identify other hazards and assess risk

5.  Follow procedures and strategies for risk control

6. Contribute to WHS in the workplace

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills which will include: A practical in-class assessment, short answer questions, a risk and hazard assessment and a field placement assessment.