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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2021

Course Code: OHTH5958C

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

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4382 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact: Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9988

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jansen Lye

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

None required.

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to work in a manner that follows Work Health and Safety (WHS) procedures, in relation to yourself and others and to respond to potential emergency issues and incidents.

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

Details of Learning Activities

You will complete exercises, and you will also be required to undertake independent study.

In-session activities will include:

  • demonstrations and presentations by teacher
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • review and revision
  • teacher directed group activities/projects


Out-of-session activities will include:

  • independent project based work
  • online tutorials and activities
  • independent research

Teaching Schedule

This course runs in parallel with BSBDES303 - Explore and Apply the Creative Design Process to 3D forms.

While all course content will be delivered, the order and mode of delivery may change depending on the availability of specialist facilities and equipment. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.


Focus & Activities Due Dates 


 No scheduled class activities

Introduction to 3D Design


Exercise  1 - Papercraft - test


Exercise  1 - Papercraft finalisation

Assignment 3: Pop Up Card discussion and prototyping

Assignment 1: WHS update on progress


Assignment 3: Pop Up Card research, concept idea and prototyping

Photography of your papercraft (Only for those who doesn't have proper lighting and if we are on Campus)


Assignment 3: Pop Up Card research, concept idea and prototyping OR

Assignment 2: Work Health and Safety (If we are on campus)


Assignment 3: Pop Up Card - Mechanisms review

Exercise 1: Papercraft due

Assignment 1: WHS questionnaire due

Exercise 1 Papercraft due

WHS Assessment TASK 1 due


Assignment 3: Pop Up Card - Mechanisms review


Assignment 3: - Pop up - submit draft idea for feedback


Assignment 3: - Pop up  - submit draft for feedback


Assignment 3: - Pop up completion of work

Assignment 2 - WHS DUE

WHS Assessment TASK 2 due


Assignment 3: Pop-up - photograph and finish submission document


Assignment 3: Pop up DUE

Assignment 4: 3D Book cover - intro to task

Assessment Task 3 Pop Ups due

14 Assignment 4: 3D Book cover - submit concept for feedback

Assignment 4:  3D Book cover - Start construction, feedback


Assignment 4: 3D Book cover- Construction


Assignment 4: 3D Book cover - complete construction


Assignment 4: 3D Book cover - feedback, photograph work, design cover


Assignment 4: 3D Book cover due - finish submission doc

Assessment Task 4 Book Cover due



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.

Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students.

The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies:

The Library provides guides on academic referencing:

and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks and includes online activities.
The assessment tasks are:

WHS Online blog project
Workplace safety check worksheet

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

There are 2x assessment tasks for this course, and they are as follows:

Task 1 - WHS Knowledge Questions due Week 7

Task 2 - WHS Safety Check and Consultation Week 11

All WHS material generated in these tasks will be discussed in a session/s.

Due dates for assessment tasks dependent on access to specialist facilities and equipment may change. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.

At the completion of the course, all assessments tasks will be assessed for competency only.
This course is assessed as either CA - Competency Achieved or NYC - Not Yet Competent
Final course results will be shown as above, there is no grading applied.

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

The major learning experience involves scheduled exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress 
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

Special Consideration Policy, Late Submission & Extensions
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration 
Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy.
If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor. Further links - Application for extension of time

On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission 
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your competency assessment. 
Submissions that are assessed as Not Satisfactory can be re-submitted once and this is only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.

When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-­digital submission use the printed form provided. For digital online submission please use e­ Submission process.Information regarding the e­Submission process

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 go to Academic Integrity

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