Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: OHTH5979C

Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3399 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others


1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow provided safety procedures and instructions when working   1.2 Carry out pre start systems and equipment checks according to workplace procedures   1.3 Follow workplace procedures for responding to emergency incidents


2. Implement work safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify designated persons to whom queries and concerns about safety in the workplace should be directed   2.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them according to workplace procedures   2.3 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions    2.4 Identify and report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures   2.5 Identify WHS duty holders and their duties for own work area


3. Participate in WHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections and other WHS consultative activities   3.2 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures   3.3 Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards and reduce risks

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

 Tutorials, on-line activities, group activities, class discussions, laboratory tours

Teaching Schedule




Date (week starting)


Assessment Due Date



OHS laws

Introduction to hazards/risks




OHS procedures 

  • evacuation
  • housekeeping
  • PPE









SDS/Chemical storage/GHS labels





Biohazards/PC2 Lab

Manual handling





Assessment 1 







First Aid lesson  (Hands on CPR)

(*subject to instructor availability)





Assessment 2 

Workplace inspections





Assessment 3

Workplace Safety Group Task 









The 20 hours allowed for this unit are allocated as follows

● Class theory -8 hours
● Practical Activities - 2 hours
●Report completion-9 hours
● Theory Test - 1 hour 



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This may include written assignments, tests and presentations

Assessment Tasks



To pass this course you must gain a satisfactory pass in all of the 3 Assessment Tasks.

This course is not graded.

You will receive a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent.

Assessment Task Due date
 Assessment Task 1- Quiz 14/05/19
 Assessment Task 2 -Workplace Inspection 28/05/19
 Assessment Task 3- Workplace Safety Group Task 4/06/19

Assessment Matrix

Other Information



• All assessment types must be passed (assignments and online activities). You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the group work but fail the assignment component).
• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online at least 24 hours before the due date. The application form should be emailed to the Program Coordinator (
• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
• Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration For missed assessments such as exams - you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 5 days of the scheduled time of examination.
• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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