Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OHTH5813C

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace


1. Establish and maintain a WHS management system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Locate, adapt, adopt and communicate WHS policies that clearly define the organisation’s commitment to complying with WHS legislation
1.2 Identify duty holders and define WHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel according to WHS legislation, policies, procedures and programs
1.3 Identify and approve financial and human resources required by the WHS management system (WHSMS)


2. Establish and maintain effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work with workers and their representatives to set up and maintain participation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.2 Appropriately resolve issues raised through participation and consultation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.3 Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation to workers and ensure it is easy for them to access and understand


3. Establish and maintain procedures for effectively identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop procedures 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 and existing hazards are controlled
3.3 Develop and maintain procedures for selecting and implementing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements
3.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements, and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required


4. Evaluate and maintain a WHS management system

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Develop and provide a WHS induction and training program for all workers as part of the organisation’s training program
4.2 Use a system for WHS recordkeeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation, and to maintain a record of WHS decisions made, including reasons for the decision
4.3 Measure and evaluate the WHSMS in line with the organisation’s quality systems framework
4.4 Develop and implement improvements to the WHSMS to achieve organisational WHS objectives
4.5 Ensure compliance with the WHS legislative framework so that, as a minimum, WHS legal requirements are achieved

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

This course will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUFDRT401Direct Television Segments
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 contentAssessment DueElements
Week1Overview of the course, the studio and OH&S induction. 

CUFDRT401A - 1

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week 2Production group formations.
ESW - OHS ACT, Codes of Practice
 CUFDRT401A - 1

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week 3Autocue Operation and practice.
Preparation for Assessment 1
OHS Reps and Committees
ESW Formative assessment 1 handout
 CUFDRT401A - 1

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week 4Assessment 1 Tapings - Newsbreak Segment.
Group 1, 2
Formative Assessment 1 - Session1 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 5Assessment 1 Tapings - Newsbreak Segment
Group 3, 4,
ESW Assessment 1 due
Formative Assessment 1 - Session2 Due
ESW Formative Assessment 1 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 6Review of Assessment 1 programs
Prep for Assessment 2
ESW Assessment 1 review
ESW Risk Assessments
 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,4

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week 7Assessment 2 Tapings. Studio Interview Segment
Session 1
Formative Assessment 2 - Session 1 DueCUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 8Assessment 2 Tapings. Studio Interview Segment
Session 2
Formative Assessment 2 - Session2 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 9Review Assessment 2.
Studio Practice for assessment 3
ESW Formative Assessment 2 handout
 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,4

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week 10Assessment 3 Tapings – Music Clip
Session 1
Formative Assessment 3 - Session 1 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 11Assessment 3 Tapings – Music Clip
Session 2Formative Assessment 3 - Session 2 Due
ESW Formative Assessment 2 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 12Review of assessment 3 productions
Assessment 4 details
Group planning sessions.
ESW Summative Assessment handout
 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 13Technical rehearsal for Assessment 4 productions
Inserting pre recorded clips
 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,4

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week 14Assessment 4 Session 1 – Television Show
Self Evaluations
ESW Summative Assessment - Session 1 Due
Summative Assessment - Session 1 Due
ESW Summative Assessment Session 1 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3,4

Week 15Assessment 4 Session 2 – Television Show
Self Evaluations
ESW Summative Assessment - Session 2 Due
Summative Assessment - Session 2 Due
ESW Summative Assessment  Session 2 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week 16Assessment 4 Session 3 – Television Show
Self Evaluations
ESW Summative Assessment - Session 3 Due
Summative Assessment - Session 3 Due
ESW Summative Assessment  Session 3 Due
CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3,4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

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

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

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.

Formative Assessment Tasks

1. Written Questionnaire 1: Legal Policies, Demonstration of safe working practices in the studio. Due Week 5 Semester 1

2. Written Questionnaire 2: Job Safety Analysis and Risk assessments. Demonstration of safe working practices in the studio. Due Week 11 Semester 1

Summative Assessment Task

1. Preproduction of WHS reports for TV Program. Demonstration of safe working practices in the studio. Due Week 14, 15, 16 Semester 1


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.

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

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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