Course Title: Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5239 Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

Course Title: Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in the provision of information and performance data necessary to inform management and other stakeholders of occupational health and safety (OHS) issues and to measure and evaluate the management of OHS. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS502B Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems


1. Access sources of OHS information and data

2. Assist in the application of policies and procedures for collection of workplace information, data and records

3. Assist in maintaining information and data management systems that enable retrieval and distribution of OHS information and data

4. Participate in the analysis of information and data to identify trends and actions for prevention

5. Communicate OHS information and results of data analysis to stakeholders and external bodies

6. Communicate the effectiveness of OHS information and data systems through monitoring and evaluation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.