Develop WHS management system

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 MSMWHS601, 'Develop WHS management system'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element


Identify needs of the WHS management system


Analyse the workplace to identify needs and workplace factors that may impact on the design of the WHS management system


Clarify WHS legal obligations in relation to the specific workplace


Review relevant standards relating to WHS management system


Identify links with other functional areas and management systems


Seek input from stakeholders on the design of the WHS management system


Review the framework for the WHS management system


Ensure WHS responsibilities and duties are documented and accountability processes are in place


Identify and source financial and human resources required for the operation of the WHS management system


Review WHS policies and procedures


Ensure implications of any proposed changes to the workplace are identified and addressed


Recognise limits of own professional expertise and consult WHS specialists as necessary


Develop participative arrangements for the management of WHS


Develop appropriate participative processes with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant WHS legislation and industry standards


Provide information on WHS to employees in a format that is readily accessible and understandable


Promptly and effectively deal with and resolve issues raised through participation and consultation in accordance with procedures for issues resolution


Provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees


Develop risk management processes


Develop procedures for hazard, incident and injury reporting and investigation


Develop procedures for hazard identification, hazard analysis and risk assessment


Develop hazard specific risk control measures currently in place to meet legal requirements and minimise risk as far as is practicable


Develop procedures for ongoing control of identified hazards and monitoring of the effectiveness of controls


Develop and maintain a WHS training program


Conduct a WHS training needs assessment for the work group that takes account of legislative requirements, internal policies and procedures, skills of work group and risk control requirements


Develop and implement a WHS training program to identify and fulfil employee’s WHS training needs as a part of the organisation general training program.


Coordinate with relevant training experts as necessary


Develop and maintain a system for WHS records


Identify and address legal requirements for record keeping and reporting


Identify and access sources of WHS information


Take actions to ensure that records are accurately completed, collected and stored


Implement WHS systems, strategies and plans


Determine WHS priorities in consultation with managers and taking account of participative arrangements in the workplace


Develop plans for the implementation of WHS strategies


Monitor and update plans for achievement as required