Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5849C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5332 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury


Phone: (03) 9925 4345

Nominal Hours: 6

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

Working safely is a fundamental aspect of working in live production. Working Safely in the Construction Industry has been selected by the live event industry to provide you with the basic Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) knowledge which you will require to undertake a range of work tasks within this employment field. In this course you will learn about OHS legislative requirements, the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness within the context of the live event industry.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry


1. Identify OHS legislative requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.

1.2. Duty of care requirements are identified.

1.3. Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.


2. Identify construction hazards and control measures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Basic principles of risk management are identified.

2.2. Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.

2.3. Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.


3. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.

3.2. Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.

3.3. Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.

3.4. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.


4. Identify OHS incident response procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.

4.2. Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.

4.3. Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.

4.4. Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.

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.

You will also be aware of:

  • applicable OHS legislative and safety requirements for construction work including duty of care
  • the range of common construction hazards and procedures for the assessment of risk and application of the hierarchy of control
  • OHS communication processes, information and documentation including the role of OHS committees and representatives, the meaning of common safety signs and symbols, and procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
  • general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and PPE.

Details of Learning Activities

This is a very short course and there will be two classes only. Both Diploma groups, LP2A and LP2B will be combined with the two Cert. IV student groups, LP1A and LP1B.

Classes will be held in a lecture theatre and the activities will will include wiewing Powerpoint presentation, viewing videos and working through class notes and assessment workbook.

Teaching Schedule

Class Class content and activities (subject to change)
Elements Covered
Class 1Focus: Identify OHS legislative requirements, Identify construction hazards and control measures.
Includes: Viewing Powerpoint presentation, viewing videos and working through class notes and assessment workbook.
1, 2
Class 2Focus: Identify OHS legislative requirements, Identify construction hazards and control measures.
Includes: Viewing Powerpoint presentation, viewing videos and working through class notes and assessment workbook.
1, 2, 3, 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching about Vision system designs.

Other Resources

You will be given a set of notes to use in class and an assessment workbook which may be completed both in and out of class.

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 of the library resources.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.of underpinning theory

Assessment Tasks

This course is Non Graded Competency Assessment

To satisfactorily complete this assessment each student will fully complete and submit an Assessment Workbook which includes twenty six questions and four activities. You will be supplied with a copy of the workbook in the first class.

The workbook may be completed both in and out of class. Due: End of class #2

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of the assessment task.
The marking criteria is available on Blackboard.
You should refer to the Assessment Tool document which is available on Blackboard for full details of this assessment task.

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 are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Please note that the permanent Construction Industry Induction White Card is issued by WorkSafe Victoria for a $27 fee. Your teacher will provide further information.

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:
Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

 The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission):
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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 go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n


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