Course Title: Manage work health and safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: OHTH5909C

Course Title: Manage work health and safety

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

Campus: City Campus

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Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Laura Yeomans

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit is co-delivered with HLTINF004 (NURS5360) Manage the prevention and control of infection

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.

This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety


1. Establish work health and safety practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access and interpret legislation, regulations, code of conduct and workplace policies and procedures for WHS 1.2 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks 1.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard-specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements 1.4 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required


2. Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine WHS priorities in consultation with work group 4.2 Develop a WHS action plan taking account of priorities and training needs 4.3 Identify potential barriers to improvement 4.4 Establish processes to monitor achievement against the plan and update plans as required


3. Monitor compliance with risk control processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop WHS record-keeping policies and procedures and provide information to workers 3.2 Monitor hazard, incident and injury reporting processes to meet legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies 3.3 Evaluate WHS record-keeping policies and procedures for compliance with legislative requirements


4. Evaluate and maintain WHS

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop and provide consultative WHS activities to provide advice in relation to work health and safety issues 2.2 Monitor processes for ensuring that workers have an opportunity to contribute feedback on health and safety issues 2.3 Document outcomes of consultation and communicate to workers 2.4 Develop and implement processes to ensure that responsibilities and duties are documented and accountability processes are in place 2.5 Implement and monitor training programs to ensure identified WHS training requirements are addressed, including induction process

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities



This is a 2 hour class every Tuesday. This course runs for 4 weeks and commences on 3rd July 2018 All class materials are available on Canvas .A combination of activities will support students learning in this course

• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in

the course

• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the

student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning

• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a

valuable part of your learning experience

• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your

ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics

• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course

and debate and discuss ideas

• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health


• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen

your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts

• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication

tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow

students by using the online learning platform

• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice

assessment, treatment and palpation techniques


Teaching Schedule

     Manage the Control and Prevention of Infection                        HLTINF004/NURS5360C  co-delivered with

     Manage Workplace Health and Safety                                         HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C



Class & Activities





Looking at legislation, regulation and codes of practice





Hazard identification: WHS and infection control





Hierarchy of control and its application to WHS and Infection control





Workplace policies and procedures

Identify and report incidents and injuries


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Learning Resources on the Canvas LMS


Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment Task 1 - Case Study  
Assessment Task 2 - Group project

Assessment Tasks


WHS004/INF004 AT1 Case studies due July 30th 18

WHS004/INF004 AT2 Group Task Due July 30th 18

Assessment Matrix

AT1 3x  case studies related to workplace risk and hazards and infection control risks are to be researched and answered.

AT2 ass Designated  Working Group (DWG) you are required to develop a risk assessment tool (including proposed control measures) for workplace risk or hazard and a workplace infection control hazard.


Other Information

This unit is co-delivered with HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C Manage work health and safety


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