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Ensure a Safe Workplace

BSBWHS501
  • Qualification:

    VET unit

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Course Unit
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What you'll learn

About this unit

Ensure a Safe Workplace is an online unit from Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of WHS legal requirements and obligations, and how to establish and maintain a WHS management system.

More specifically, students will learn how to effectively locate, adapt, adopt and communicate policies that clearly define a company's commitment to complying with WHS legislation. Students will also learn how to identify and approve financial and human resources required by the WHS management system, work with employees to set up appropriate workplace procedures, appropriately resolve issues that arise from consultation, develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, assessment and control of associated risks, and develop and implement a WHS induction and training program for employees.

Workplaces require a WHS procedure, and this unit provides students with a comprehensive understanding of management systems that can be applied to any organisational context.

 

Eligibility

You must be accepted into the Diploma of Logistics, RMIT University, in order to enrol in this unit.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Diploma of Logistics, RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Areas of study

In this WHS unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Locate, adapt, adopt and communicate WHS policies that clearly define the organisation's commitment to complying with WHS legislation
  • Identify duty holders and define WHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel according to WHS legislation, policies, procedures and programs
  • Identify and approve financial and human resources required by the WHS management system (WHSMS)
  • Work with workers and their representatives to set up and maintain participation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
  • Appropriately resolve issues raised through participation and consultation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
  • Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation to workers and ensure it is easy for them to access and understand
  • Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks
  • Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created
  • Develop and maintain procedures for selecting and implementing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements
  • Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and enable implementation of new measures
  • Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required
  • Develop and provide a WHS induction and training program for all workers as part of the organisation's training program
  • Use a system for WHS recordkeeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation, and to maintain a record
  • Measure and evaluate the WHSMS in line with the organisation's quality systems framework
  • Develop and implement improvements to the WHSMS to achieve organisational WHS objectives
  • Ensure compliance with the WHS legislative framework so that, as a minimum, WHS legal requirements are achieved
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

By completing this online unit, students will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation's WHS policies, procedures and programs. Students will be able to effectively establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks.

Successful completion of this online unit will also contribute to achieving a Diploma of Logistics from RMIT University.

Payment options & support

Finance options

Upfront payment is required at the time of enrolment.

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