Course Title: Apply work health and safety practices
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2022
Course Code: OHTH5995C
Course Title: Apply work health and safety practices
Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
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School: 515T Creative Industries
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5382 - Diploma of Product Design
Course Contact: Robin Blood
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 10
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
There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow OHS policies and procedures in the entertainment and media industries.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices
Follow emergency procedures.
3.1 Report emergencies and incidents promptly to relevant personnel or authorities, according to workplace procedures
3.2 Deal with emergencies in line with own level of responsibility
3.3 Implement evacuation procedures as required
Implement safe work practices
1.1 Develop and maintain own knowledge of WHS legislation, codes of practice and workplace policies and procedures
1.2 Interpret legislative requirements, safety documentation and signage, and apply to work tasks
1.3 Comply with duty of care requirements
1.4 Use personal protective equipment and other measures as required to prevent injury or impairment
1.5 Use tools, equipment and materials according to safe work practices
1.6 Contribute to WHS consultative activities
1.7 Raise WHS issue with relevant personnel
Participate in hazard identification and risk assessment and control.
2.1 Identify and report hazards or WHS issues in the workplace to relevant personnel
2.2 Assess and control risks according to own level of responsibility, in line with workplace procedures
2.3 Document risk control actions as required
2.4 Contribute to reporting workplace WHS, hazard, accident and incident reports as required
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to follow safety procedures, work safely within your workplace, implement work place safety requirements and participate in OH & S consultative practices.
Details of Learning Activities
In this course you will learn 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.
This unit is delivered in the same session as GRAP5392C Explore 3D Forms.
|Week||Topic||Readings and Activities||Assessment|
|Introduction to course
Introduction to the Product Design workshop environment. Standards of behaviour within the workshop explained. Observation of safe work practices is a major component of the assessment for this unit.
Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times. No open toed shoes, skin covered from neck down.
Workshop practices of keeping the environment tidy explained
|Induction to workshop equipment. Safe use of stationary power tools within the workshop explained, demonstrated and students demonstrate understanding of concepts shown.|
Further workshop safety including hand tools, material storage and working with each other.
Official Workshop Induction
|Chemical safety||Assessment Task 1 Due|
Assessment Task 2 Due
Week 7 -16
|Application of Safe work practices in the Workshop environment through project work and demonstration.||
Assessment Task 3 due:-
Date to be determined
Assessment Task 1, 2 and 3
While all course content will be delivered, the order and mode of delivery may change depending on the availability of specialist facilities and equipment. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.
Students will need to refer to CANVAS as teaching resources may vary according to teaching schedule and task requirements.
Prescribed Texts: There are no compulsory prescribed texts in this course.
You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.
You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.
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.
The Learning Lab
You will also have access to the library resources.
Among the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students.
RMIT Library has produced the following:
subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include demonstrating appropriate use of machinery and chemical compounds in the workplace. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to submit the following piece of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Assessment Task 1
Safe Operations: Part 1 Instruction
Safe Operations: Part 2: Quizz
Due week 4*
Assessment Task 2: Risk Assessment
Due week 5*
Assessment Task 3: Emergency Evacuation
Due week 15* (date to be determined)
*Due dates for assessment tasks dependent on access to specialist facilities and equipment may change. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.
You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time.
The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a checklist that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome.
This course is assessed for competency.
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.
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.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (e.g. applying for an extension of time):
On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your competency assessment.
Submissions that are assessed as Not Satisfactory can be re-submitted once and this is only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.
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.
When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-digital submission use the printed form provided. For digital online submission please use e Submission process.
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.
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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