Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws

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 BSBOHS408A, 'Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws'.
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. Determine the legal framework of OHS in the workplace

1.1. Seek current legislation and related documentation relevant to OHS and the organisation's operations

1.2. Use knowledge of the relationship between OHS Acts, OHS regulations, codes of practice, associated standards and guidance material to determine legal requirements in the workplace

1.3. Identify and confirm responsibilities and requirements as specified in legislation

1.4. Clarify responsibilities and requirements and seek advice from legal advisors where necessary

2. Provide advice on OHS compliance

2.1. Provide advice to appropriate personnel about the specific legal responsibilities of employers including duty of care and how it is codified in relevant OHS legislation

2.2. Provide advice to appropriate personnel about administration of enforcement processes and instruments including penalties that apply to organisations prosecuted under relevant OHS legislation

2.3. Provide advice to appropriate personnel on how negligence is determined at statutory and common law

3. Comply with legal requirements

3.1. Take action is to ensure that the workplace, including systems of work and work organisation, is appraised against and complies with relevant legislation

3.2. Identify training needs of those with OHS responsibilities and provide training as required according to legal requirements

3.3. Identify requirements for other training under OHS legislation and arrange training as required

3.4. Recognise limits of own professional expertise and consult legal advisors as required

4. Report incidents of non compliance

4.1. Raise promptly with responsible persons possible breaches as required

4.2. Provide advice on arrangements for incident reporting to government authorities in accordance with relevant OHS legislation and organisational procedures

4.3. Raise in accordance with OHS procedures inadequacies which may contribute to non compliance in systematic approaches to managing OHS procedures and/or practices

5. Contribute to ongoing monitoring of compliance with OHS legislation

5.1. Monitor compliance with OHS legislative requirements

5.2. Resolve or refer compliance issues in accordance with OHS policies and procedures, and relevant OHS legislation

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB41407 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
  • FPP40210 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
  • FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations