Manage, maintain and continuously improve OHS plans and 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 MTMPS5609C, 'Manage, maintain and continuously improve OHS plans and 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. Scope the workplace health and safety program

1.1. Legal requirements and obligations for OH&S are identified and interpreted for the enterprise.

1.2. Scope of enterprise operations and requirements for OH&S systems is determined, including requirements for management of hazardous events.

1.3. Enterprise's current system is documented and performance is analysed against internal and external benchmarks.

2. Develop OH&S policies and plans

2.1. Policies documenting and defining Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/organisational commitment to OH&S are developed.

2.2. Enterprise goals and targets for OH&S performance are set for the short, medium and long term.

2.3. Resource requirements for the operation of the system are identified and committed.

2.4. Implementation plan detailing resources and strategies is prepared.

2.5. Communication strategy for informing stakeholders of policies, obligations and responsibilities is prepared.

3. Develop enterprise commitment to OH&S

3.1. OH&S responsibilities and duties are incorporated in all relevant policies, position descriptions, operating procedures and work instructions.

3.2. Enterprise OH&S policies, strategies and requirements include all enterprise personnel, contractors, suppliers and visitors on the work site.

3.3. Consultative and participative mechanisms are established to facilitate the prevention, identification and effective and prompt resolution of OH&S issues.

3.4. OH&S issues, including hazard and risk identification and control, are considered in the planning, design and evaluation of job design, procedures, technology, work/process flows, plant layout and construction.

4. Develop and maintain procedures for identifying hazards

4.1. OH&S records are analysed to determine trends.

4.2. Existing and potential hazards are correctly identified.

4.3. Hazard identification procedures are developed and integrated within enterprise procedures and systems.

5. Manage and maintain procedures for assessing risks

5.1. Risks determined by the identification of hazards are correctly assessed.

5.2. Procedures for assessment of risks are developed and integrated within enterprise procedures and systems.

6. Manage and maintain procedures for controlling risk

6.1. Risk control measures are developed and implemented, consistent with the hierarchy of control and regulatory requirements.

6.2. Procedures for control of risks are based on the hierarchy of control and integrated into enterprise procedures and systems.

6.3. Interim control measures are replaced with permanent measures to control risks at the source.

6.4. Resources to enable implementation of new or permanent control measures are sought and included in enterprise planning processes.

7. Maintain enterprise commitment to OH&S goals

7.1. Training is resourced, planned and delivered to support commitment to and compliance with regulatory and enterprise requirements for OH&S.

7.2. Enterprise, team and individual obligations for progress towards OH&S goals are presented clearly and are regularly updated.

7.3. Enterprise operations and procedures are monitored to ensure the effective adoption of OH&S procedures according to enterprise and regulatory requirements.

8. Manage and maintain procedures for hazardous events

8.1. Potential hazardous events are correctly identified.

8.2. Potential community health hazards are identified and notified appropriately.

8.3. Local communities, and emergency and community health services and authorities are consulted in the control of hazardous events and community health incidents.

9. Continuously improve OH&S performance

9.1. OH&S data and record keeping systems are maintained and secured.

9.2. Performance data, including team feedback, is collected and analysed against enterprise goals and targets.

9.3. Performance implications are conveyed to stakeholders.

9.4. Compliance with enterprise and mandatory OH&S requirements is monitored and reported.

9.5. Systems and procedures are updated for legislative, technical, process or operational changes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMPS5609C appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM50111 - Diploma of Meat Processing
  • MTM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Meat Processing