Participate in OHS processes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCOHS201A, 'Participate in OHS processes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Participate in OHS processes' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

1.1. Hazards in the workplace are recognised and reported to designated personnel according to enterprise procedures.

1.2. Assessment of risk associated with identified hazards is made according to enterprise procedures.

1.3. Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks are followed accurately.

1.4. Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fire and emergencies are followed whenever necessary within the scope of responsibilities and competencies.

1.5. Risks to fellow workers, other people and animals are recognised, and action taken to eliminate or reduce them.

1.6. Employee responsibilities prescribed in OHS legislation are recognised and carried out.

1.7. Safety training is undertaken as directed.

2. Observe safe practices during work operations

2.1. Work for which PPE is required is identified, used, maintained and stored according to enterprise procedures.

2.2. Safety checks on all machinery and equipment are undertaken before operation according to enterprise procedures.

2.3. Hazards associated with handling of hazardous substances are identified and reported, and risk assessed according to enterprise procedures and OHS requirements.

2.4. Noise hazards are identified and notified, and risk assessed according to enterprise procedures and OHS requirements.

2.5. Manual handling job risks are assessed prior to activity and work carried out according to currently recommended safe practices.

2.6. Information on OHS is accessed as required.

3. Participate in arrangements for maintaining health and safety of all people in the workplace

3.1. Individuals have input into ongoing monitoring and reporting on all aspects of workplace safety.

3.2. OHS issues are raised with designated personnel according to enterprise procedures and relevant OHS legislation.

3.3. Contributions to participative arrangements in the workplace are made within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies.

3.4. Contributions are provided towards the development of effective solutions to control the level of risk associated with enterprise activities.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCOHS201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC20710 - Certificate II in Production Nursery
  • AHC20610 - Certificate II in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC20210 - Certificate II in Poultry Production Operations
  • AHC21510 - Certificate II in Floriculture
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC21410 - Certificate II in Wool Handling
  • AHC21310 - Certificate II in Shearing
  • AHC20810 - Certificate II in Retail Nursery
  • AHC20910 - Certificate II in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC21110 - Certificate II in Irrigation
  • AHC21210 - Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • AHC21610 - Certificate II in Landscaping
  • AHC20310 - Certificate II in Production Horticulture
  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture

And the skillsets: