Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6106 Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2011,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit is concerned with OHS responsibilities of employees with supervisory responsibilities to implement and monitor the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in a small team to meet legislative requirements.  This unit contains employability skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety


1. Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work team

2. Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety

3. Support the organisation's procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training

4. Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate

• review of documents on workplace OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures relevant developed and communicated to employees

• analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios

• demonstration of the application of OHS legislation in conducting work safely

• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of research and data collection methods to obtain evidence of compliance with OHS legislation

• assessment of duty of care arrangements. 

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.