Course Title: Work safely

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2021

Course Code: OHTH5963C

Course Title: Work safely

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4404 - Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Contact: Betty Kanzurovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9232

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jasmine Corbett

Nominal Hours: 30

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 develop skills to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.
This course consists of 2 Units of Competency that are clustered together for delivery and assessment.
The other Unit of Competency in this clustered course is

  • MSTGN4010 Implement and monitor WHS and environmental systems in the workplace

Please note there will be some adjustments made to the delivery of this course when taken as part of the evening classes in the part-time program.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSMWHS200 Work safely


1. Identify hazards and assess risk

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify hazards in the work area before and during work

1.2 Access and apply relevant material safety data sheets (MSDS)

1.3 Assess risks for the identified hazards

1.4 Identify controls for these hazards from procedures

1.5 Review effectiveness of controls within the scope of authority

1.6 Identify and report remaining risk


2. Follow procedures for risk control

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Control risks when working under minimal supervision by following workplace procedures

2.2 Follow safety signs and other safety indicators/zones

2.3 Select, use and maintain relevant personal protective equipment (PPE)

2.4 Handle and store items/materials relevant to job safely


3. Follow emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Recognise emergency situations

3.2 Take appropriate initial emergency action

3.3 Follow procedures for dealing with a range of site/plant emergencies


4. Participate in the enhancement of safety

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Raise WHS issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant requirements of WHS legislation

4.2 Contribute to participative arrangements for WHS management in the workplace within organisation procedures and the scope of responsibilities and competencies

4.3 Provide input to minimise hazards in work area in line with organisation WHS procedures

4.4 Provide input to opportunities for development of work group's competencies in relation to WHS

4.5 Support the implementation of procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of control and in accordance with organisation procedures

4.6 Report to appropriate people in accordance with workplace procedures when non-routine hazards arise


5. Work in accordance with WHS policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Follow workplace procedures to achieve a safe working environment in accordance with all relevant WHS legislation, including codes of practice relating to hazards within the workplace or industry

5.2 Identify the duties, rights and obligations of employees and employers under the relevant WHS legislation

5.3 Complete hazard, accident or incident reports as required by workplace procedures

5.4 Seek assistance with documentation and processes when needed

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the following elements:

  1. Identify hazards and assess risk
  2.  Follow procedures for risk control
  3. Follow emergency procedures
  4. Participate in the enhancement of safety
  5. Work in accordance with WHS policies and procedures


Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities that will be undertaken in this course include:

  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • research
  • independent project based work
  • simulated workplace activities

A workbook, examples and templates will be used to guide each activity.

Teaching Schedule

NOTE - WEEKLY SCHEDULE MAY BE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION Students will be notified of any changes.


 Learning Activites




Introduction to the course and assessment tasks
Complete online Safety Micro Cred.



Risk assessments, Risk Assessment Rating Matrix, Hierarchy of Controls, Electrical Equipment, PPE and clothing, Manual Handling, Hazard Incident Reporting and Investigation

Start assessment 1 part 1: Complete Risk Assessment
Complete Hazard Report using the template



Assessment 1 part 2: Consult with a work team: prepare an agenda, discuss hazards identified and risk control measures from risk assessment; minute/document concerns and decisions made (including date for completion, further action/s required, person/s responsible).
Assessment 1 part 3: Meeting agenda and minutes



Assessment 1 part 4: Training needs analysis, Training session plan, Attendance Sheet



Start Assessment 2: Part 1 – Complete an Incident report
 Assessment 2: Part 2 - Develop a WHS induction procedure for your organisation.




Last teaching week; Assessment 2: Part 4 – Environmental audit



Students to complete Assessments 1 and 2 and upload to Canvas by 5 pm

Assessment 1  due

Assessment 2  due


Assessment Feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 -Implement and monitor WHS and environmental systems in the workplace

There are 4 parts to this task, you will be required to complete:

Part 1: Participate in identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks for the work area

Part 2: Support participative arrangements for managing WHS

Part 3: Assist with incorporating WHS policies and procedures into work team processes

Part 4: Support the organisation’s procedures for providing WHS and environmental training


During the completion of each part, you will need to refer to the WHS Manual supplied.

Assessment 2 - Apply workplace policies and procedures

There are 4 parts to this task, you will be required to complete:

Part 1: Incident reporting

Part 2: WHS Induction procedure

Part 3: Noise monitoring in your workplace

Part 4: Environmental audit

You must complete each task to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent. Please refer to the assessment briefs which are available via Canvas for full assessment criteria.

You will receive feedback and results from your teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task via Canvas.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks 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:

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 requires 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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