Course Title: Maintain work health and safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4385 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Maintain work health and safety

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5950C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term1 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5950C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2018 (All)

OHTH5950C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (DT1]),

VE 2019 (All)

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

 This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.

 The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elements:

1. Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks

2. Implement safe work practices

3. Support consultation, cooperation and communication


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks
  2. Implement policies and procedures into work team processes
  3. Support consultation, cooperation and communication


Overview of Assessment

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory WHS regulations, relevant codes of practice and workplace procedures:

conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results, including:

  • identification of hazards and potential hazards
  • risk assessment
  • strategies for minimising risk, and
  • analysis of residual risk

provided WHS information to at least two workers, including:

  • explanation of WHS policies and procedures
  • demonstration of safe housekeeping practices
  • correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • consistently monitored safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role
  • completed a workplace incident report
  • followed workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation

 

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1:

 WHS Audit and Report

Assessment 2:

 WHS Induction to staff

Assessment 3:

 WHS Self-Reflection Portfolio

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.