Follow safety procedures for direct care work

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 CHCOHS312B, 'Follow safety procedures for direct care work'.
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. Identify sources of risk to personal safety, assess the level of risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

1.1 Identify environments, situations and client-related risk factors

1.2 Apply practical strategies and organisation procedures to minimise risk

1.3 Identify any behaviours of concern in the work context and follow organisation procedures to minimise risk

1.4 Identify risks associated with driving and travelling with and without clients and follow organisation procedures to minimise risk

1.5 Follow organisation policies and procedures when working in a new or unstable environment

2. Identify manual handling hazards, assess related risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

2.1 Identify manual handling hazards

2.2 Assess the risk using the tools described in the Manual Handling Code of practice (or equivalent) for own State/territory

2.3 Apply recognised control measures for manual handling risk, including eliminating manual handling wherever possible

2.4 Follow established manual handling procedures and work instructions for minimising manual handling activity/risk

3. Identify sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to themselves, clients and others

3.1 Identify risks of infection

3.2 Apply standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection as part of own work routine

3.3 Recognise situations when additional infection control procedures are required

3.4 Apply additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection

3.5 Identify other sources of infection for workers

4. Identify other hazards and assess risk

4.1 Identify other hazards in the work area during the performance of duties

4.2 Assess level of risk

4.3 Conduct environmental assessment to identify potential sources of risk to personal safety

5. Follow procedures and strategies for risk control

5.1 Report hazards in the work area to designated personnel according to workplace procedures

5.2 Follow accurately workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks with minimal supervision

5.3 Whenever necessary, within the scope of responsibilities and competencies, follow workplace procedures for dealing with incidents, fire and/or hazardous events

6. Contribute to OHS in the workplace

6.1 Describe employee rights and employer obligations regarding consultation on OHS matters

6.2 Raise task and/or job specific OHS issues with appropriate people in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant OHS legislative requirements

6.3 Contribute to participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace within organisation procedures and the scope of responsibilities and competencies

6.4 Provide feedback to supervisor on hazards in work area in line with organisation OHS policies and procedures

6.5 Provide support in implementing procedures to control risks in accordance with organisation procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCOHS312B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC30108 - Certificate III in Community Services Work
  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC40108 - Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • CHC40208 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
  • CHC40308 - Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC40608 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC10108 - Certificate I in Work Preparation (Community services)
  • CHC30408 - Certificate III in Disability
  • CHC20108 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • CHC30208 - Certificate III in Aged Care
  • CHC30308 - Certificate III in Home and Community Care
  • HLT51607 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT61107 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT33207 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT43407 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

And the skillsets: