Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: OHTH5464C

Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 20

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 specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace


1. Prepare to enter a work area
2. Apply safe working practices.
3. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Instruction in hazards and risk control measures for
specific work functions and work areas are
identified and obtained.
1.2 Work area access permits are obtained from
appropriate personnel according to established
1.3. Preparations for electrical and non-electrical
isolation are carried out to prevent creation of
hazards from loss of machine/system/process
control according to established procedures.
1.4 Tools and equipment needed for the work are
checked for safety and correct functionality
according to established procedures and regulatory

Workplace procedures and work instructions for
controlling risk are followed accurately.
2.2 Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents,
fires and emergencies are followed according to
work procedures and scope of responsibility and

Hazards are identified and control measures
implemented and monitored through active
participation in the consultation process with
employer and other employees.
3.2 Hazards in the work area are recognised and
reported to appropriate personnel according to
established procedures.
3.3 OHS records of incidents are completed in
accordance with regulatory requirements and
established procedures.
3.4 Workplace instructions and training are followed
accurately within established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding and documentation of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:
Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
Electrical conditions, Energy levels,
Radiation levels, Toxic substances, Airborne particles,
Pressure discharge, Explosive atmosphere, Work-site
location, General work-site conditions, Specific work
location, Moving parts, Tools and equipment, Workers
competence and/or capacity and/or personal effects

Teaching Schedule

This competency will be delivered in a wholistic manner together with competencies of "EEET 6780C Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits" and "EEET 6775C Solve problems in extra LV circuits".

Week 1 Introduction to course:
• Course guide
• Assessment
• Overview of course Content
• Resources
• OH&S issues
• Lab procedures, tools and safety
• Exercise 1 – Lab safety and electrostatic discharge

Week 2 Lecture/tutorial:
• PC components, OH&S - Hazards associated with job type
• Exercise 2 - Physical inspection of PC and identification of components

Week 3 Lecture/tutorial:
• How PC components interoperate, OH&S - Safety risk control
• PC disassembly and reassembly

Week 4 Lecture/tutorial:
• Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, The OH&S documentation process
• Operating systems fundamentals
• Fault finding

Week 5 Lecture/tutorial:
• Printers and scanners, OH&S - Electrical hazards
• Lab exam 1 Lab exam 1

Week 6 Lecture/tutorial:
• Networking fundamentals, OH&S - Radiation hazards
• Boot process and BIOS configuration
• Installation of operating system

Week 7 Lecture/tutorial:
• Network security, OH&S - Toxic substances
• Installation of dual boot system, configuration and management

Week 8 Lecture/tutorial:
• Communications skills, OH&S - Airborne particles
• Advanced personal computers
• Peer to peer networking
• Security

Week 9 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced operating systems, OH&S - Explosive hazards
• Command line interface
• Command line interface

Week 10 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced operating system
• Recovery console, Industrial worksite hazards
• Recovery console

Week 11 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced laptops and portable devices, OH&S - Tools and equipment
• Unattended installation
• Configuring a UPS

Week 12 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced networks, OH&S - Rotating machinary hazards
• Peer to peer networking and troubleshooting

Week 13 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced security, OH&S - Electrical storage devices; capaciitors and inductors
• PC security

Week 14 Lecture/tutorial:
• Disk and resource management, Correct use of electrical measuring devices
• Disk resource management

Week 15 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision,

• Catch up and revision

Week 16 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision
• Lab exam 2
Lab journal submission

17 Final exam
Final exam

Week 18 Assessment feedback, catch-up and finalisation for exams, laboratory work, and project

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Internet and trade journals

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Written assignment related to Occupational Health and Safety
• Practical demonstration in simulated workplace

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 (project): 30%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding of industrial hazards
Assessment task 2 (Practical demonstration in simulated workplace): 30%
Written examination to demonstrate an understanding of assessing risk, implementing risk control and documentation (40%)

Assessment Matrix

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