School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
  • Unit Code

    BSBWHS605
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    60
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

his unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) or parts of a WHSMS.
It applies to individuals with organisational responsibilities and who have advanced practical knowledge required to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the WHS program in an organisation.
NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Equivalent Rule

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS605A - Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems

Elements

  • 1. Support and facilitate the implementation of a WHSMS
  • 2. Develop WHS policy and commitment to a WHSMS
  • 3. Develop a WHS plan
  • 4. Implement the WHS plan
  • 5. Measure and evaluate WHS performance
  • 6. Review and improve the WHSMS

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

support and facilitate the implementation of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) including:

determining form, content, purposes and functions
consulting and gaining agreement

develop work health and safety (WHS) policy and commitment to a WHSMS including:

communicating requirements
developing and implementing an initial review
meeting organisational requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
documenting and communicating the policy

develop a WHS plan including:

communicating requirements
collaborating with others
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation

implement a WHS plan including:

communicating requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
collaborating to ensure policies, procedures, processes and systems support WHS plan implementation

measure and evaluate WHS performance including:

communicating requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
assessing policies, procedures, systems and processes for ability to support WHS plan implementation

review and improve the WHSMS including:

communicating requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
documenting and reporting outcomes and suggested improvements.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

- give examples of barriers to WHSMS implementation and strategies to overcome them
- describe the nature of information and data that provide valid and reliable measures of WHS performance and WHSMS, including positive performance indicators
- outline relevant Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards, guidance material and other relevant publications
- outline requirements for recordkeeping that address WHS, privacy and other relevant legislation
- describe the structure and functions of a WHSMS
- summarise WHSMS certification and auditing standards, processes and requirements.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced by individuals carrying out work health and safety duties in the workplace and include access to:

- office equipment and resources
- workplace WHS policies and procedures
- relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance materials.
- case studies and, where possible, real situations
- interaction with others

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
  • Unit Code

    BSBWHS605
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    60
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

his unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) or parts of a WHSMS.
It applies to individuals with organisational responsibilities and who have advanced practical knowledge required to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the WHS program in an organisation.
NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Equivalent Rule

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS605A - Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems

Elements

  • 1. Support and facilitate the implementation of a WHSMS
  • 2. Develop WHS policy and commitment to a WHSMS
  • 3. Develop a WHS plan
  • 4. Implement the WHS plan
  • 5. Measure and evaluate WHS performance
  • 6. Review and improve the WHSMS

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

support and facilitate the implementation of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) including:

determining form, content, purposes and functions
consulting and gaining agreement

develop work health and safety (WHS) policy and commitment to a WHSMS including:

communicating requirements
developing and implementing an initial review
meeting organisational requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
documenting and communicating the policy

develop a WHS plan including:

communicating requirements
collaborating with others
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation

implement a WHS plan including:

communicating requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
collaborating to ensure policies, procedures, processes and systems support WHS plan implementation

measure and evaluate WHS performance including:

communicating requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
assessing policies, procedures, systems and processes for ability to support WHS plan implementation

review and improve the WHSMS including:

communicating requirements
facilitating and supporting consultation and participation
documenting and reporting outcomes and suggested improvements.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

- give examples of barriers to WHSMS implementation and strategies to overcome them
- describe the nature of information and data that provide valid and reliable measures of WHS performance and WHSMS, including positive performance indicators
- outline relevant Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards, guidance material and other relevant publications
- outline requirements for recordkeeping that address WHS, privacy and other relevant legislation
- describe the structure and functions of a WHSMS
- summarise WHSMS certification and auditing standards, processes and requirements.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced by individuals carrying out work health and safety duties in the workplace and include access to:

- office equipment and resources
- workplace WHS policies and procedures
- relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance materials.
- case studies and, where possible, real situations
- interaction with others

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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