Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5473C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Administrator: Adam Lovell
Phone: 03 9925 4345

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

There are no Pre-requisites 

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes to protect workers own health and safety and that of others. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
1.2 Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures


2. Implement work place safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace
2.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures
2.3 Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks
2.4 Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons


3. Participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities
3.2 Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures
3.3 Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks


4. Follow safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify and report emergency incidents
4.2 Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to follow safety procedures, work safely within your workplace, implement work place safety requirements and participate in OH & S consultive practices.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• demonstrations

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects

Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

WeekClass ContentOtherElements Covered
Week 1Focus: Course overview, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
 1 - 4
Week 2Focus: Work safety and manual handling legislation. Lifting, lead rolling, gaffa taping and footing a ladder. NB After this class purchase some Nashua gaffa tape and practice gaffa taping and lead rolling at home.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
 1 - 4

Week 3Focus: Using safety equipment, hazard protection and prevention.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
 1 - 4

Week 4Focus: Hazard prevention continued.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
 1 - 4
Week 5Focus: Work place equal opportunity and harassment.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations. The summative assessment: Research project, is due today.
 1 - 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web.


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching and developing event budgeting techniques.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one

Overview of Assessment

 Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Accurately following all relevant safety procedures
Identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel
Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment
Research project.
You are required to produce an individual written research project answering 10 questions on relevant occupational health and safety legislation and procedures. This is due to be completed in Week 5.

Summative Assessment
Practical work.
This practical work involves all the teacher directed group activities/projects demonstrating your ability to work safely and participate in OH&S processes throughout all relevant competency units in the Certificate 4 of Audiovisual Technology during Semester 1 (Practical work). To be assessed and moderated by all relevant teachers in TAFE Week 17, Semester 1.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

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:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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