Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PSPSOHS501A, 'Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Contribute to the strategic planning process

1.1 Steps are taken to ensure that managers at all levels are aware of their OHS responsibilities and the role of OHS in the overall management approach.

1.2 OHS needs and priorities are determined in consultation with relevant managers and other workplace stakeholders and key personnel.

1.3 Recommendations are made for inclusion of OHS performance (including positive performance indicators) in the organisation's business plan.

2 Participate in the development of an OHS plan

2.1 Potential motivators amongst stakeholders together with potential barriers to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS are identified.

2.2 An OHS plan is developed, in consultation with workplace stakeholders, based on agreed priorities and with measurable outcomes.

2.3 Resources required for implementation of the OHS plan are identified.

2.4 Action plans with relevant responsibilities and time lines are developed.

2.5 Action plans are communicated to key personnel.

3 Support the implementation of the systematic approach to managing OHS

3.1 Knowledge of OHS management and OHS disciplines is applied, in consultation with stakeholders, OHS specialists and technical advisors, to the development of policies and procedures.

3.2 Support is provided to managers to meet OHS responsibilities and for the implementation of action plans.

3.3 Strategies are developed to effectively integrate OHS within other functional areas and management systems that impact on the management of OHS.

3.4 OHS training needs are identified and recommendations for delivery formulated.

4 Provide advice to key personnel and stakeholders

4.1 Objective advice is provided in an ethical and non-discriminating manner.

4.2 Situations are identified where OHS specialists may be required.

5 Participate in monitoring OHS

5.1 Implications for the management of OHS and proposed changes to the workplace are identified in consultation with stakeholders.

5.2 Implications for the management of OHS, external changes and changes to available information and data are identified in consultation with stakeholders.

5.3 Sources of workplace information and data are accessed as part of regular monitoring of OHS.

5.4 Achievement against action plans is monitored and plans updated as appropriate.

5.5 Action is taken to update systematic approaches to managing OHS, taking into account proposed changes.

6 Participate in reviewing the management of OHS

6.1 The effectiveness of systematic approaches to managing OHS is reviewed regularly.

6.2 Frequency, method and scope of review is determined in consultation with stakeholders.

6.3 Stakeholders have input to the review.

6.4 Targets for improvement in the management of OHS are identified and recommendations made for improvement.

6.5 Improvement strategies arising from the review are communicated to appropriate levels of authority through planning, documentation and implementation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPSOHS501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations
  • PSP51204 - Diploma of Government (Occupational Health Safety)