Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 BSBOHS501B, 'Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Contribute to the strategic planning process

1.1. Take steps to ensure that managers at all levels are aware of their OHS responsibilities and the role of OHS in the overall management approach

1.2. Determine OHS needs and priorities in consultation with relevant managers and other workplace stakeholders and key personnel

1.3. Make recommendations for inclusion of OHS performance (including positive performance indicators [PPIs]) in the organisation's business plan

2. Participate in the development of an OHS plan

2.1. Identify potential motivators among stakeholders together with potential barriers to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS

2.2. Develop an OHS plan in consultation with workplace stakeholders, based on agreed priorities and with measurable outcomes

2.3. Identify resources required for implementation of the OHS plan

2.4. Develop action plans with relevant responsibilities and time lines

2.5. Communicate action plans to key personnel

3. Support the implementation of the systematic approach to managing OHS

3.1. Apply knowledge of OHS management and OHS disciplines in consultation with stakeholders, OHS specialists and technical advisors, to the development of policies and procedures

3.2. Provide support to managers to meet OHS responsibilities and to implement action plans

3.3. Develop strategies to effectively integrate OHS within other functional areas and management systems that impact on the management of OHS

3.4. Identify OHS training needs and formulate recommendations for delivery

4. Provide advice to key personnel and stakeholders

4.1. Provide objective advice in an ethical and non-discriminating manner

4.2. Identify situations where OHS specialists may be required

5. Participate in monitoring OHS

5.1. Identify implications for the management of OHS and proposed changes to the workplace in consultation with stakeholders

5.2. Identify implications for the management of OHS, external changes and changes to available information and data in consultation with stakeholders

5.3. Access sources of workplace information and data as part of regular monitoring of OHS

5.4. Monitor achievement against action plans and update plans as appropriate

5.5. Take action to update systematic approaches to manage OHS, taking into account proposed changes

6. Participate in reviewing the management of OHS

6.1. Regularly review the effectiveness of systematic approaches to managing OHS

6.2. Determine frequency, method and scope of review in consultation with stakeholders

6.3. Provide stakeholders with input to the review

6.4. Identify targets for improvement in the management of OHS and make recommendations for improvement

6.5. Communicate to appropriate levels of authority through planning, documentation and implementation, improvement strategies arising from the review

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS501B appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB51307 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • AUM50108 - Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing - Automotive Development (Passenger Motor Vehicle)
  • SIR50107 - Diploma of Retail Management