Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4371 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 6

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Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4849

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Working safely is fundamental across all industries.

Sets and staging for some productions, performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work.

This course has been selected as a compulsory unit by the live production industry to provide you with the basic Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) knowledge which you will require to undertake a range of work tasks within this employment field.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry


1. Identify OHS legislative requirements.

2. Identify construction hazards and control measures.

3. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.

4. Identify OHS incident response procedures.

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.

You will also be aware of:

  • Applicable OHS legislative and safety requirements for construction work including duty of care
  • The range of common construction hazards and procedures for the assessment of risk and application of the hierarchy of control
  • OHS communication processes, information and documentation including the role of OHS committees and representatives, the meaning of common safety signs and symbols, and procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
  • General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and PPE.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.