Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS

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 BSBOHS401B, 'Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Contribute to the implementation of information and data systems

1.1. Identify and address requirements for record keeping

1.2. Identify, access and evaluate sources of OHS information and data for application in the workplace

1.3. Take actions to ensure that records are accurately completed, collected and stored

1.4. Provide information and data to managers and stakeholders in a readily understood format

1.5. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of recordkeeping actions taken

2. Contribute to the implementation of OHS strategies, systems and plans

2.1. Determine OHS priorities in consultation with appropriate managers and in line with other consultative arrangements in the workplace

2.2. Develop OHS action plans taking account of priorities

2.3. Identify and document OHS training needs

2.4. Monitor action plans for achievement, and update as required

2.5. Seek input from OHS specialists and technical advisors if required

3. Support integration of OHS within the overall management approach

3.1. Identify other functional areas that impact on OHS

3.2. Implement strategies for addressing these impacts

3.3. Work with managers and stakeholders as appropriate to implement OHS action plans

4. Identify OHS implications of proposed changes to the workplace and provide advice to control risks

4.1. Evaluate proposed changes to the workplace for OHS implications

4.2. Identify resulting hazards and assess potential risks

4.3. Provide appropriate advice to control risks and action as appropriate

5. Identify implications of all sources of change to managing OHS and provide advice regarding those changes

5.1. Identify and evaluate changes to relevant legislation for implications for managing OHS

5.2. Identify and evaluate changes to relevant standards or industry practice for implications for managing OHS

5.3. Monitor sources of information and data for impact on hazards, risks and the management of OHS

5.4. Provide appropriate advice to address impact of change

6. Evaluate effectiveness of the approach to managing OHS

6.1. Access sources of external and internal OHS information and data as part of evaluation

6.2. Identify the need for any external input to evaluation and action as appropriate

6.3. Consult stakeholders for input to the evaluation

6.4. Identify, document and action areas for improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS401B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA42309 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Preventive Health)
  • BSB41407 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
  • FPP40210 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
  • FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations
  • CHC42708 - Certificate IV in Volunteer Program Coordination
  • AUM40108 - Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing - Automotive Development (Passenger Motor Vehicle)