Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5467C

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher - Dave Hannan

Email -

Nominal Hours: 60

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 performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace


Element 1 Establish and maintain an OHS system

Performance Criteria:

1.1Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise
1.2 Define OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in accordance with OHS policies, procedures and programs
1.3 Identify and approve financial and human resources for the effective operation of the OHS system


Element 2 Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of OH&S

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish and maintain participative arrangements with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation
2.2 Appropriately resolve issues raised through participative
arrangements and consultation
2.3 Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees


Element 3 Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and procedures for identifying assessment and control of associated risks
3.2 Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the work place to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes
3.3 Develop and maintain procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control
3.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice


Element 4 Establish and maintain a quality OHS management system

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Develop and provide an OHS induction and training quality OHS management program for all employees as part of the organisation's training program
4.2 Utilise system for OHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation
4.3 Measure and evaluate the OHS system inline with the organisation's quality systems framework
4.4 Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to achieve organizational OHS objectives
4.5 Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to manage a safe workplace.


Details of Learning Activities

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• Formal lecture
• Class discussion on case studies
• Out of class OH&S inspections of venues and work places

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1

Class A

Stucture of Liability/Industry Practice


Class B

OHS Major Facitity Analysis


Semester 2

Class C

Major Project and Assesment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is ongoing and will include class particiaption and practical tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Conducted during the Major event in Semester 1 or 2 (AKA “SPAVIS”) set up and performance at The Corner Hotel, Richmond

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

All teachers need to indicate which of the following grading systems will be used to assess the course.
Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

 Assesment is intergrated with Unit BUSM ’’6399C

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

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

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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