Course Title: Apply work health and safety practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2022

Course Code: PUBH5216C

Course Title: Apply work health and safety practices

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT:

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 


Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 

School: 515T Creative Industries

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4414 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4683

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Frances Tatarovic


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 learn the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS) requirements, including implementing safe work practices, participating in risk assessment and control, and following emergency procedures in the creative industries.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAWHS312 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 Apply legislative requirements, safety documentation and signage to work tasks

1.3 Comply with duty of care requirements relevant to work tasks

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 Participate in WHS consultative activities


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 required personnel

2.2 Assess and control risks in line with workplace procedures

2.3 Document risk control actions as required according to workplace procedures

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 required personnel or authorities according to workplace procedures

3.2 Respond to emergencies in line with own level of responsibility

3.3 Implement evacuation procedures as required

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

Apply work health and safety practices is co-delivered with Apply critical thinking to work practices. This co-delivered course runs over 18 weeks.

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

In-session activities will include:


  • research and observation tasks
  • demonstrations and presentations by teacher
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion and workplace meetings
  • 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

WeekTopicAssessment / Learning activities
Week 1

Course overview and introduction

Part 1- Working Safely 

CUAWHS312- Apply work health and safety practices

Assessment task 1: WHS safety check and consultation
Week 2

Part 1: Work safely (recap)

Part 2: Emergency evacuation procedure

AT1- Part 1 Due
Week 3

Part 3: Identify and report emergency incident and injuries

AT1- Part 2 Due
Week 4

Part 4: WHS safety check

AT1-  Part 3 Due
Week 5

Part 4 continued: WHS safety check

AT1- Part 4 Due
Week 6

Part 5: Participate in WHS Consultative processes

AT1- Part 5 Due
Week 7 WHS knowledge questions

CUAWHS312- Apply work health and safety practices

Assessment task 2: WHS knowledge questions

DUE- End of class

Week 8 Resubmissions AT2
Week 9

Course overview and introduction

Stage 1: Inquiring – identifying.

BSBCRT411- Apply critical thinking to work practices

Assessment task 1: Critical Solutions

Week 10 Stage 1: Inquiring – identifying
Stage 2: Using critical thinking to explore and analyse ideas
Week 11

Stage 2: Using critical thinking to explore and analyse ideas

Week 12 Stage 3: Evaluate, analyse and present ideas AT1
Week 13

Stage 3: Continued

Informal presentations

Week 14

Stage 3: Continued

Main presentations


Week 15 Review and Reflection

Assessment task 1 DUE

SBCRT411- Apply critical thinking to work practices

Assessment task 2: Review and Reflection

Week 16 Review and reflection

 Assessment task 2: DUE

Week 17 Resubmissions AT1
Week 18 Resubmissions AT1

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 for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.  

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or exercises and activities.
The assessment tasks are: Practical project/s, procedures, written/oral reports and meetings.

Students will complete research, answer questions, fill required forms and communicate by completing a number of practical tasks. Each practical assessment will have a work-related task to be undertaken in a simulated workplace environment, the design studio environment.

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


Assessment task 1: WHS safety check and consultation;  

Part 1- Working Safely 
Part 2: Emergency evacuation procedure
Part 3: Identify and report emergency incident and injuries
Part 4: WHS safety check
Part 5: Participate in WHS Consultative processes

Due:Weeks 1 to 5
All parts of assessment task 1 to be completed in class sessions, as listed on canvas.


Assessment task 2: WHS knowledge questions.
Due:Week 7


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 you will be assessed for competency.
Competency-based assessment is as follows:

CA Competency Achieved  

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

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


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.


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


Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (e.g. applying for an 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.

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.

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 about your studies:

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.


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.

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

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