Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2021

Course Code: OHTH5960C

Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5378 - Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Contact: John Phillips

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4913

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mark Kelson


Nominal Hours: 30

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries.

It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice


1. Determine work health and safety requirements for professional practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research key features of legislation that apply to professional practice

1.2 Source and evaluate practice-specific codes, standards and guidelines that affect the management of safety in the relevant work environment

1.3 Develop systems and procedures that respond to work health and safety (WHS) requirements and effectively integrate those responses into practice management

1.4 Evaluate the role of others in practice safety and involve them as appropriate


2. Identify hazards and assess and manage risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify existing and potential hazards specific to the area of practice using relevant methods, templates and tools

2.2 Assess and manage risks associated with those hazards in line with established processes and according to WHS legislation and codes of practice

2.3 Implement and monitor developed systems and procedures in response to identified requirements for hazard control measures and risk assessment in the workplace

2.4 Develop and maintain current and accurate documentation to support hazard identification and risk management in workplace practices

2.5 Address hazard identification and risk assessment and management at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created


3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Maintain currency of WHS knowledge relevant to own area of practice

3.2 Seek feedback of colleagues on workplace safety practices and potential issues, and integrate improvements into systems and procedures as appropriate

3.3 Proactively identify other sources of information and professional development opportunities relating to safety

3.4 Integrate current and emerging ideas and technologies that support workplace safety into own practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills to effectively observe WHS standards in the entertainment industry.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning will occur in class delivery and project work. Some external project completion will be required out of class, including:

  • class exercises 
  • analysis/critique of relevant reading material 
  • design activities or projects 
  • class presentations 
  • group discussion 
  • research 
  • independent project-based work 
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback 

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 
Introduction to OH & S, Discussion on the Hellfest Festival & a look at recommended Noise Exposure levels.

Week 2 
A detailed look at the Work health & safety (WHS) regulations in Australia.

Week 3 
A discussion on working with power (electricity) & working with heights with special industry guest Rebekha Naim.

Week 4 
Unit Knowledge Task Revision, Assessment Task 1 to be completed this week.

Week 5 
Looking a what a Risk Assessment is & what a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is.

Week 6 
Work through Assessment 2 Workbook.

Week 7 
A presentation on Working at Heights. Assessment Task 2 to be completed this week.

Week 8 
Industry Guest Live Sound Engineer & Tour Manager Paul Tipping. Assessment Task 3 to be completed in coming weeks during prac exercises.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will look to evidence the ability to:

Complete work tasks according to work health and safety (WHS) legislative and workplace requirements, including:

  • Completing Job Safety report
  • Communicating WHS issues to relevant personnel
  • Participate in consultation about WHS issues
  • Identify and report hazards according to workplace requirements
  • Assess and control risks and document risk control measures according to own level of responsibility
  • Follow procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies.

Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace.  

To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task 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 through Canvas for full assessment criteria and due dates

Assessment Task 1: Unit Knowledge Questions

Assessment Task 2: Safe Creative Practice Research

Assessment Task 3:Safe Creative Practice Implementation and Presentation

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are: 

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 mapping documents are available through Program Administration if required.  

Other Information


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. 

Information about your studies: 

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc. 


Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time): 

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.   

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

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