Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5237 Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term1 2011

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Course Description

This unit has been adapted from Generic Competency C in the National Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards [NOHSC:7025 (1998) 2nd edition]. It is relevant for those with managerial responsibilities, either as an owner or employee manager, of a business. The unit is concerned with establishing, maintaining and evaluating the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements. All those who have (or are likely to have) a management responsibility for OHS should undertake this unit. This unit is related to BSBMGT603A Review and develop business plans, BSBMGT604A Manage business operations, BSBMGT608A Manage innovation and continuous improvement, BSBMGT609A Manage risk and BSBMGT610A Manage environmental management systems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT505A Ensure a safe workplace


1. Establish and maintain an Occupational Health and Safety system

2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety

3. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

4. Establish and maintain a quality Occupational Health and Safety management system

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to demonstrate of a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical concepts, with substantial depth in some areas.
• Ability to analyse the working environment in order to identify hazards, assess risks and control risks
• Ability to analyse relevant workplace data in order to identify hazards, assess and control risks
• Ability to analyse relevant workplace data in order to evaluate effectiveness of the OHS management system
• Functional literacy skills to access and use workplace information
• Communication skills including researching and analysing information, reporting
• Interpersonal skills to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
• Problem-solving skills to deal with complex and non-routine difficulties
• Team work skills to work effectively with teams/groups
• Consultation skills to effectively consult with colleagues
• Select and use technology skills at the appropriate level
• Coaching and mentoring skills to provide support to colleagues
• Ability to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities