Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: OHTH5849C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5349 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Simon Embury

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 fundamental across all industries.

Sets and staging for some productions, performances or events may fall within the definition of construction work.

This course has been selected as a compulsory unit by the live production 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.

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

Learning activities in this course include:

  • Class discussions
  • Industry examples and case studies
  • Reading course notes
  • Completion of Assessment Workbook

Teaching Schedule

Please note: This is a very short duration course and there will be only two classes.

Class  Schedule of Planned Activities (Subject to Change)
  • OHS Act, Regulations & Compliance Codes
  • Duty of Care
  • Working Safely
  • Principles of Risk Management - Hazard identification and Control
  • Activity 1. – Risk Management - Construction Site Hazard Identification and Control
  • Commence Part 1 of Assessment 1 of 1: Assessment Workbook
    Each student will individually complete Part One of an Assessment Workbook which includes multiple written questions and activities.
  • Activity 2.       Risk Management - Prevention of Falls
  • SWMS and JSA’s
  • OHS Communication and Reporting Processes
  • Safety Signs and Systems
  • Incident Response
  • First Aid
  • Activity 3 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection
  • Activity 4 - Fire Safety Equipment Identification
  • How to obtain your ‘White Card’
  • Complete Part 2 of Assessment 1 of 1: Assessment Workbook. Each student will individually complete and submit their completed workbook for assessment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

This course is ungraded

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available via the Learning Hub in MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to this course which is delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

There is one assessment task for this course.

Each student will individually complete and submit an Assessment Workbook which includes written questions and activities.


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

Please Note: If you wish to obtain your WorkSafe Victoria plastic ‘White Card’, you must complete and submit an RMIT Voluntary Material Fee Form in the final class.

A $27.50 processing fee will be added to your RMIT invoice and the card will be mailed to the mailing address which you have nominated on the RMIT Student Admin. Database.


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 and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


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.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

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.

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.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

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


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