Course Title: Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5283 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety

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,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Amberlee Mitton

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 8053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to monitor and maintain the occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental programs within a work area where the person has some supervisory responsibility for others. Personnel will be able to participate in risk assessment and management processes, such as working with other staff to assess and manage risks associated with technical activities, coaching others in participating in OHS and environmental management issues, being a safety representative or participating in a safety committee. Their work is done in accordance with defined enterprise policies and procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit of competency has no prerequisite(s).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL944001A Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety


1. Perform all work safely

2. Ensure others in the work group are able to implement safe work practices

3. Monitor observance of safe work practices in the work area

4. Participate in risk management processes

5. Support the implementation of participative arrangements

6. Support the implementation of emergency procedures within the work group

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• online activities
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Exam