Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: OHTH5960C

Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5378 - Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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 follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries.

It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice


1. Determine work health and safety requirements for professional practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research key features of legislation that apply to professional practice

1.2 Source and evaluate practice-specific codes, standards and guidelines that affect the management of safety in the relevant work environment

1.3 Develop systems and procedures that respond to work health and safety (WHS) requirements and effectively integrate those responses into practice management

1.4 Evaluate the role of others in practice safety and involve them as appropriate


2. Identify hazards and assess and manage risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify existing and potential hazards specific to the area of practice using relevant methods, templates and tools

2.2 Assess and manage risks associated with those hazards in line with established processes and according to WHS legislation and codes of practice

2.3 Implement and monitor developed systems and procedures in response to identified requirements for hazard control measures and risk assessment in the workplace

2.4 Develop and maintain current and accurate documentation to support hazard identification and risk management in workplace practices

2.5 Address hazard identification and risk assessment and management at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created


3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Maintain currency of WHS knowledge relevant to own area of practice

3.2 Seek feedback of colleagues on workplace safety practices and potential issues, and integrate improvements into systems and procedures as appropriate

3.3 Proactively identify other sources of information and professional development opportunities relating to safety

3.4 Integrate current and emerging ideas and technologies that support workplace safety into own practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills to effectively observe WHS standards in the entertainment industry.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.

It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be have the knowledge and skills to effectively observe WHS standards in an entertainment industry event forum.


How the course is delivered

Learning will include class delivery from program staff and lectures from industry professionals, online research and activities, industry placement, and work integrated learning practical project engagement.

Assessment will be made through assessing your ability to engage with industry practice in accordance with industry occupational health and safety regulations, through both formal assessment and workplace event production.



Assessment will look to evidence the ability to:

  • Analyse the needs of a particular practice and develop a set of systems, procedures and practices to support safety in that context
  • Identify key safety issues, including specific hazards and risks in the relevant area of practice
  • Apply general work health and safety (WHS) legislation and specific codes, standards or guidelines relevant to own practice.

Assessment will be made through practical application in a live music event production

Teaching Schedule

Please Note: While all course content in this schedule will be covered, the weekly order may change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Class # Planned Activities  Assessment
CLASS 1 Introduction and course overview
Class schedule and Assessment
Documentation overview
Introduction to governing bodies
Introduction to legislation
OH&S terminology

Hellfest festival video and examples of risks and hazards


How the event planning process works
Carrying out effective site inspections
Identifying risks and hazards
Hierarchy of controls
Carrying out a Job Safety Analysis (JSA)


Case Study #1 – Benefit gig at Birrarung Marr

Workshop #1: Hazard identification & Risk Analysis for Metro outdoor site Part 1

CLASS 4 Legislation surrounding the events and entertainment industry
Testing, tagging and electrical safety
Places of Public Entertainment (PoPE)

Evidence of Participation Learning Activity due to be completed
CLASS 5 The impact of music noise and environmental protection policies (SEPP N2)
Liquor Licensing and sound control for music venues
Carrying out a Risk Analysis
Using a risk matrix and risk “scoring”


Workshop #2: Hazard identification & Risk Analysis for Metro outdoor site Part 2

Case Study #2 – MMW event at Birrarung Marr


Contractors and types of employment
Insurances and public liability
Financial risk
Working and longevity in the entertainment industry
Mental health and “other hazards”

Practice Quiz


Case Study #3 – MMW event at Argus Building

Workshop #3: Hazard identification & Risk Analysis for City Indoor Venue

Assessment  1


Onsite Hazard identification and Risk Analysis

CLASS 10 Course Review

Assessment 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist

expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:


The Learning Lab

The Study Support Hub

English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will look to evidence the ability to:

Complete work tasks according to work health and safety (WHS) legislative and workplace requirements, including:

  • Completing Job Safety report
  • Communicating WHS issues to relevant personnel
  • Participate in consultation about WHS issues
  • Identify and report hazards according to workplace requirements
  • Assess and control risks and document risk control measures according to own level of responsibility
  • Follow procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies.

Assessment Tasks


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

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a range of practical

and theory components. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found

on Canvas.


This is a Vocational Education and Training qualification and is assessed for

Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the

required knowledge and skills at a standard required in the workplace. To be assessed as

Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory

standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment



Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with

competency-based assessment are:


CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment 1: Analysis of Suitability of Venue Induction Due week 8 

Conduct, as a group, an appraisal on how suitable the space is, for a small live music performance and/or a small on-location sound recording.

Assessment 2: SWMS JSA Risk Assessment Due week 10 

Create a SWMS or a JSA or Risk Assessment Checklist.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the

relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program


Other Information



Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises


It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to

engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity

to complete this course successfully.


Information about your studies:


You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about

timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.




Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to

assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):



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.



Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:


Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an

officially accredited qualification).


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to

demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in

the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.


Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or

RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.



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