Course Title: Apply work health and safety practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: OHTH5959C

Course Title: Apply work health and safety practices

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4374 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 10

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

This course introduces the skills and knowledge required to follow WHS policies and procedures in the entertainment and media industries.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices


1. Implement safe work practices.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Develop and maintain own knowledge of WHS legislation, codes of practice and workplace policies and procedures

1.2 Interpret legislative requirements, safety documentation and signage, and apply to work tasks

1.3 Comply with duty of care requirements

1.4 Use personal protective equipment and other measures as required to prevent injury or impairment

1.5 Use tools, equipment and materials according to safe work practices

1.6 Contribute to WHS consultative activities

1.7 Raise WHS issue with relevant personnel


2. Participate in hazard identification and risk assessment and control.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and report hazards or WHS issues in the workplace to relevant personnel

2.2 Assess and control risks according to own level of responsibility, in line with workplace procedures

2.3 Document risk control actions as required

2.4 Contribute to reporting workplace WHS, hazard, accident and incident reports as required


3. Follow emergency procedures.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Report emergencies and incidents promptly to relevant personnel or authorities, according to workplace procedures

3.2 Deal with emergencies in line with own level of responsibility

3.3 Implement evacuation procedures as required

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Comply with WHS regulations and federal, state or territory legislation requirements for workplace operations, including duty of care
  • Comply with WHS communication processes, information and documentation procedures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of OHS committees and representatives, the meaning of common safety signs and symbols, and procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
  • Communicate and work safely with others
  • Follow general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and PPE
  • Explain the consequences of non-compliance with WHS policies and procedures.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include a range of teacher directed group activities, projects, class exercises, review discussions/lectures and independent project based work.

Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and location excursions/production work. Online research and occasional outside of class time group discussions will be required to maintain project work.

Teaching Schedule

 Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

VE Week

Planned Activities & Key dates 2019


5th February Studio basics introduction. Studio passes. Implement safe work practices.

Introduce the scope of safety requirements and key aspects such as Duty of Care.

Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) and Safe work Method Statements (SWMS) Safe operation of studio facilities including lights and cameras.

Key Roles of Floor Manager [FM], Audio Director [AD], Lighting Director [LD] and Technical Director [TD]


Studio safety briefing and introduction to basic lifting, electrical and trip hazard issues in a studio environment.

Show 24 Melbourne 2016 Ep. The 'near miss'.

Camera Checklist Brief.

Share ‘Picture Me’ assignment briefs (Safety1of2).


Control room safety briefings Vision Mixer, EVS and Technical direction. Posture and breaks.

Practical safety operation for setting Lighting, staging, camera positions and Audio equipment for practice runs.


Participate in hazard identification and risk assessment and control. Identify and organise physical element requirements for ‘Picture Me’  project.


Monday 11th March Labour Day Holiday


Assignment             ‘Picture Me’ Groups 1, 2 & 3


Assignment             ‘Picture Me’ Groups 4, 5 & 6


Assignment            ‘Picture Me’ Groups 7, 8 & 9

De Brief Picture Me productions.


 Follow Emergency procedures. Identify and organise physical element requirements for 'Drama' and 'Variety' projects.

Mixing, Technical and Camera skills




Studio planning group projects

Make plans for safe movement of physical elements for Studio in planning group projects




Monday 22 nd April Easter Monday holiday


 Implement safe work practices and Follow emergency procedures

Rehearsals of projects (May - Drama season and Semester 2 Live Productions)

Bumping in sets, camera pedestals, microphones and lighting fixtures.


‘Drama’ preparation

Revise assignment briefs (Safety 2of2)


Assignment  Participate in ‘Drama’ productions  - Implement safe work practices


Assignment  Participate in ‘Drama’ productions - Implement safe work practices


Assignment  Participate in ‘Drama’ productions - Implement safe work practices


 Review safety performance during productions.

Feedback and review of ‘Drama’ 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.


It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;

a pen and notepaper or a laptop computer. You will need to have either a USB thumb drive or a USB/Thunderbolt Harddrive (or both) to store and manage your media. Your teacher will advise you what to get when classes commence.


The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. is available via your Library login.

The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

[Ungraded Course]

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assignments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assignments and once you have demonstrated competency you will also receive a result after your final assignment.


Ungraded assignments

  • Safety1of2: Develop a personal safety plan for your 'Picture Me' production. Due weeks 6, 7, 8 Semester 1
  • Safety2of2: Follow a prepared safety plan as FM, TD, LD or AD during the 'May Drama' productions. Productions take place weeks 13, 14, 15 Semester 1


You should refer to the assignment brief which is available on Canvas for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to Ungraded courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA      Competency Achieved

NYC   Not Yet Competent

DNS   Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assignments with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through 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.


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.

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.

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.


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