Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: OHTH5957C

Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4373 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 44472

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


Course Description

In this course you will be required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes. You will be required to demonstrate knowledge of health and safety principles and apply those principles to your work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others


1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow provided safety procedures and instructions when working

1.2 Carry out pre start systems and equipment checks according to workplace procedures

1.3 Follow workplace procedures for responding to emergency incidents


2. Implement work safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify designated persons to whom queries and concerns about safety in the workplace should be directed

2.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them according to workplace procedures

2.3 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions

2.4 Identify and report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

2.5 Identify WHS duty holders and their duties for own work area


3. Participate in WHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections and other WHS consultative activities

3.2 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

3.3 Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards and reduce risks

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be demonstrate safe work practices for the photography industry.

Details of Learning Activities

This course describes the skills and knowledge required in the workplace in order to work safely. It covers a range of industry contexts involving a variety of different conditions and hazards.

Teaching Schedule



Contribute to the Health & Safety of self & others


 OHTH 5957C 
1Course Overview, Equipment tests of lighting stands, C & Floor Stands, Spigots, superclamps 
2Equipment tests of Arri tungsten, barndoors & snoot 
3Equip tests of Tripod, hex & square quick release plates & boom arms, small & large 
4Equip tests of Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, master & slave 
5Equip tests ofLight meters & Lighting ratios 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 & 4:1 
6Equip tests of Cambo 5x4 
7Food lighting demo and final equip test revisionStudio Equipment Kit Due
8Shoot Rembrandt & Food in the studio 
9Shoot Rembrandt & Food in the studio 
10Shoot Rembrandt & Food in the studio 
11Shoot Rembrandt & Food in the studio 
12Shoot Portrait in the studio 
13Shoot Portrait in the studio 
14Shoot Portrait in the studioRembrandt & Food Due
15Shoot Portrait in the studioPortrait Due
16Data Projector Critique of Portrait, Light Table critique of Rembrandt & Food & then food party in studio 
 RMIT Photo Imaging Semester 2   2017 
 Guy Little 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include: “In class” practical tests on the safe handling of photography equipment.

Assessment Tasks

2017 Semester 2


1. Practical Tests (Weeks 1 – 6/8) 

- Camera Stands, Tripods / Quick Release Plates, Lighting Stands, “C” & Floor Stands / Spigots / Softboxes/ Superclamps/ Booms & supports

- Arri Tungsten Lights

- Broncolor Minicom C80, sync & triggering

- Lighting Ratios 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 & 4:1

- Lightmeter

- Cambo 5x4

2. Studio Cleaning Roster & Cyc floor mop

3. Studio Equipment Kit

Students must pass all the above practicals demonstrated in front of the lecturer before they can go onto each assignment.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions: You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.;ID=x3ddsmsrwa1hz

Attendance: Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback: You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Student Progress: Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time): If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.;ID=kehn9bz22r41

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning: Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.;ID=az8fl470ucg41


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