Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems

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 BSBOHS502B, 'Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems'.
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. Access sources of OHS information and data

1.1. Identify, access and regularly review relevant sources of OHS information and data

1.2. Critically evaluate information and data to ensure its accuracy, currency and relevance

1.3. Determine appropriate formats for information, and data storage and retrieval

2. Assist in the application of policies and procedures for collection of workplace information, data and records

2.1. Inform managers and key personnel of legal requirements for information and data collection, and record keeping

2.2. Keep OHS records using appropriate tools

2.3. Collect workplace information and data according to established procedures

2.4. Regularly review procedures for information and data collection, record keeping, amendments to legislation, and distribution of records to ensure their usability and relevance

3. Assist in maintaining information and data management systems that enable retrieval and distribution of OHS information and data

3.1. Make recommendations for storage of OHS information and data in a manner that makes it accessible to stakeholders and key personnel

3.2. Accurately enter and ethically store OHS information and data records

3.3. Identify purposes and appropriate uses of OHS information and data for meaningful outcomes

3.4. Accurately meet legislated reporting requirements to external bodies within time limits

3.5. Regularly assess training needs relevant to the management of the information and data system for appropriate personnel and action as appropriate

3.6. Regularly evaluate information and data management systems to ensure ease of use and relevance to the OHS needs of the organisation

4. Participate in the analysis of information and data to identify trends and actions for prevention

4.1. Evaluate information and data collected for validity and reliability

4.2. Identify analytical techniques appropriate for evaluation of OHS performance (including positive performance indicators [PPIs]) and identification of areas for improvement

4.3. Apply analytical techniques appropriately and accurately

4.4. Regularly review OHS information and data analysis processes in consultation with stakeholders, to ensure organisational and legislative requirements

5. Communicate OHS information and results of data analysis to stakeholders and external bodies

5.1. Appropriately format outcomes of information and data analysis taking account of the target audience

5.2. Disseminate OHS information and data to managers, key personnel and stakeholders taking account of legal and ethical requirements

5.3. Communicate OHS information and data objectively and seek feedback

5.4. Make recommendations for improvement in prevention strategies based upon information access and data analysis

6. Communicate the effectiveness of OHS information and data systems through monitoring and evaluation

6.1. Regularly review the effectiveness of the OHS information and data systems

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

6.3. Ensure stakeholders have input to review

6.4. Identify areas for improvement in the OHS information and data systems and make recommendations for improvement

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS502B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FNS60810 - Advanced Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • FNS50810 - Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • BSB51307 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • SIR50107 - Diploma of Retail Management