Manage work health and safety

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 HLTWHS004, 'Manage work health and safety'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage work health and safety' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Establish work health and safety practices

1.1 Access and interpret legislation, regulations, code of conduct and workplace policies and procedures for WHS

1.2 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks

1.3 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

1.4 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required

2. Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication

2.1 Develop and provide consultative WHS activities to provide advice in relation to work health and safety issues

2.2 Monitor processes for ensuring that workers have an opportunity to contribute feedback on health and safety issues

2.3 Document outcomes of consultation and communicate to workers

2.4 Develop and implement processes to ensure that responsibilities and duties are documented and accountability processes are in place

2.5 Implement and monitor training programs to ensure identified WHS training requirements are addressed, including induction process

3. Monitor compliance with risk control processes

3.1 Develop WHS record-keeping policies and procedures and provide information to workers

3.2 Monitor hazard, incident and injury reporting processes to meet legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies

3.3 Evaluate WHS record-keeping policies and procedures for compliance with legislative requirements

4. Evaluate and maintain WHS

4.1 Determine WHS priorities in consultation with work group

4.2 Develop a WHS action plan taking account of priorities and training needs

4.3 Identify potential barriers to improvement

4.4 Establish processes to monitor achievement against the plan and update plans as required