Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5467C

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Phone :     9925 4355

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 course covers 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

Ensure a safe workplace BSBOHS509A will be delivered in conjunction with  Direct television programs and segments CUFDRT401A but will be assessed separately.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace


Establish and maintain a quality OHS management system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise.

1.2 Define OHS responsibilities of 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


Establish and maintain an OHS system

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


Establish and maintain participative arrangements
for the management of OHS

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop procedurs for ongoing hazard identification and assessment and control of associated risks

3.2 Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace 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 meansures in accordance with the hierarchy of control

3.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk control meansures in accordance witht the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures

3.5 Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice


Establish and maintain procedures for identifying
hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Develop and provide an OHS induction and training 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 in line with the organisation's quality system framework

4.4 Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to acheive organisational 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 competency, you wil be aware of the importance of OHS and have the skills and knowledge required to ensure a safe workplace.

Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
teacher directed activities
demonstration and practical application
group discussion
site visits

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
independent study
online research

Teaching Schedule

Classes, activities, assessments and related activities may need to be re-scheduled/re-arranged due to resources, facilities & equipment availability and other changed circumstances as they arise. OH&S factors may lead to the re-scheduling or canceling of any event or activity.
BSBOHS509A        CUFDRT401A               
WEEK 1 Introduction to OHS in the TV studio
Studio A protocols
 1.1 - 3
WEEK 2 OHS representatives
Codes of Practice
 1.1 - 3
 2.1 - 3
WEEK 3 Hazards, risks and controls
Risk assessments
 3.1 - 5
WEEK 4 Production Task 1  1.1 - 3
WEEK 5 Production Task 1  1.1 - 3
WEEK 6 Incident, reports, record keeping, crew induction  3.1 - 5
WEEK 7 Electrical safety, testing and tagging  3.1 - 5
WEEK 8 Production Task 2  2.1 - 4
WEEK 9 Production Task 2  2.1 - 3
WEEK 10 Manual handling, working at heights  3.2 - 3
WEEK 11 Production Task 3  3.1 - 5
WEEK 12 Production Task 3  3.1 - 5
WEEK 13 Review of production assessments and work practice  4.1 - 2
WEEK 14 Location agreements, location risk assessment  4.1 - 3
WEEK 15 Production Task 4  4.3 - 5
WEEK 16 Production Task 4  4.3 - 5
 WEEK 17  Assessment  1.1 - 4.5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Other Resources

For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester.  Your knowledge of course content is assessed through written assignments and participation in practical exercises. 

Assessment Tasks

This course will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUFDRT401A Direct television programs and segments.

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.  Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as 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.


1)  Implementation of OHS practices - 1st TV Production exercise     DUE WEEKS 4 & 5

2)  Implementation of OHS practices - 2nd TV Production exercise    DUE WEEKS 8 & 9

3) Risk Analysis for  3rd TV Production exercise     DUE WEEKS 11 & 12

4)  Risk Analysis for 4th TV Production exercise      DUE WEEKS 15 & 16



5)  Research Project                                                      DUE WEEK 17

Grading criteria for the graded assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.
You will be assessed using the following grades

CHD       Competent with High Distinction
CDI         Competent with Distinction
CC          Competent with Credit
CAG       Competency Achieved- Graded
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

In this course you are required to submit work which could be broadcast to a majority audience and would meet a rating of between G and MA  (follow the links on The Office of Film and Literature Classification website - to inform yourself of criteria and also meets RMIT’s Ethical Conduct requirements (follow the links on the RMIT website - and Australian law which regard to vilification.

It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with these regulations before submitting work for assessment.

In line with this requirement,  the majority content of your film productions must be approved and signed off by your production supervisor (a Screen and Media teacher) one month ahead of the first day of photography

You will receive verbal and written feedback by the teacher on your work.  This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions and plagiarism

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;

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism.  Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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