Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6141 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

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Robert Sheen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5759

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.

This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. In their role they closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they have an important responsibility in influencing ongoing safety in the workplace. At this level, work will normally be carried out within known routines, methods and procedures but may also involve a number of complex or non-routine activities that require some discretion and judgement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS301A Maintain workplace safety


1. Assist with incorporating WHS policies and procedures into work team processes

2. Support participative arrangements for managing WHS

3. Support the organisation’s procedures for providing WHS training

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

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide evidence of:

* implementing organisational management systems and WHS procedures in own work area
* understanding of and meeting WHS legal and organisational requirements as they apply to own work area and job role
* knowledge of procedures for identifying hazards in the work area
* knowledge of procedures for assessing and controlling risks to health and safety associated with those hazards according to organisational WHS procedures.

Context for assessment
Assessment must ensure access to:

* safety processes relevant to the area of work
* relevant information and documentation on compliance requirements, such as:
     * organisational policies and procedures, standard operating procedures and plans
     * relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice, licensing requirements and standards
* relevant internal and external information
* appropriate office equipment and resources used in the identification and rectification of WHS compliance breaches.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning effectiveness and final performance in the course.   Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.