Manage workplace OHS processes

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 HLTOHS501A, 'Manage workplace OHS processes'.
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. Manage OHS information and records

1.1 Identify and access relevant OHS legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes, guidance material and other sources of OHS information and evaluate their relevance to the specific work context

1.2 Collect and collate OHS information to provide information on OHS requirements, trends and risk controls

1.3 Review records and record keeping processes to ensure that legal requirements for OHS record keeping are identified and addressed

1.4 Implement and monitor processes for ensuring that OHS records are accurately completed, collected and stored in accordance with legal requirements and workplace procedures

2. Manage OHS participative processes

2.1 Monitor participative processes to ensure compliance with legislative requirements and organisation procedures

2.2 Evaluate information provided to employees to ensure it is in a readily accessible and understandable format

2.3 Implement and monitor processes for ensuring that workgroup members have an opportunity, either directly or through their representative, to contribute to decisions that may affect their health and safety

2.4 Evaluate processes for addressing OHS issues, to ensure issues raised through consultation are resolved promptly and in line with organisation procedures and legislative requirements

2.5 Promptly provide information about the outcomes of consultation in a format and medium that is readily accessible to employees

3. Manage OHS risk management processes

3.1 Ensure hazard, incident, and injury reporting and investigation processes are in place, to meet legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies

3.2 Ensure processes are in place so that hazard identification and risk assessments occur according to organisation procedures

3.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements

3.4 Ensure processes are in place to identify and address any OHS implications of either proposed or implemented changes to the workplace, work processes or organisation of work

3.5 Recognise limits of own professional expertise and consult expert advisors as required

4. Manage OHS training program

4.1 Conduct an OHS training needs assessment for workgroup members, that takes account of legislative and regulatory requirements, internal policies and procedures, existing skills of workgroup members and risk control requirements

4.2 Implement and monitor training programs to ensure identified OHS training requirements are addressed

4.3 Implement and monitor processes to ensure that all new employees receive OHS induction

4.4 Access and consult relevant OHS and training specialists as required, in the development and implementation of the OHS training program(s)

5. Manage OHS continuous improvement process

5.1 Consider input from individuals and workgroup in identifying and implementing OHS improvement

5.2 Determine OHS priorities in consultation with appropriate managers and stakeholders

5.3 Develop OHS action plans taking account of priorities and training needs

5.4 Monitor achievements against the OHS plans and update plans accordingly

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTOHS501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC70208 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Client assessment and case management)
  • CHC51408 - Diploma of Youth Work
  • CHC51008 - Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC51808 - Diploma of Family Intake and Support Work
  • CHC80208 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling
  • CHC50808 - Diploma of Social Housing
  • CHC60308 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • CHC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Disability Work
  • CHC50108 - Diploma of Disability
  • CHC80108 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • CHC70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Statutory child protection)
  • CHC50908 - Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care)
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT51307 - Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation
  • 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
  • HLT50907 - Diploma of Sleep Technology
  • HLT52007 - Diploma of Practice Management
  • HLT60807 - Advanced Diploma of Neurophysiology Technology
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT50707 - Diploma of Hyperbaric Technology

And the skillsets: