Apply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplace

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 BSBOHS301B, 'Apply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplace'.
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. Determine the legal framework of OHS in the workplace

1.1. Identify and access current OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures impacting on the workplace, occupation and industry

1.2. Apply knowledge of the relationship between OHS legislation, codes, and standards to assist in identifying OHS legal requirements in the workplace

1.3. Identify duty of care arrangements

1.4. Identify legal obligations and duties for consultation with and training of employees, safety representatives and others

1.5. Identify consequences of non-compliance with OHS legislation, codes, standards and workplace policies and procedures

2. Apply knowledge of OHS legislation, policies and procedures in the workplace

2.1. Contribute to monitoring compliance with OHS legislation

2.2. Contribute to ensuring that work is undertaken in a safe manner in accordance with relevant OHS legislation, codes, standards and workplace policies and procedures

2.3. Identify and take appropriate action on non-compliance with OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures to contribute to achieving compliance

2.4. Recognise limits of own expertise and legal responsibilities, and access appropriate sources of expertise as required

3. Maintain knowledge of OHS legislation, industry and organisational requirements

3.1. Utilise sources to access current information covering applicable legislation and guidelines relating to workplace OHS requirements

3.2. Regularly update and communicate information on workplace OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures relevant to self and other employees

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS301B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32809 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Preventive Health)
  • BSB30110 - Certificate III in Business
  • BSB30707 - Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety
  • BSB30207 - Certificate III in Customer Contact
  • BSB30507 - Certificate III in Business Administration(International Education)
  • BSB30211 - Certificate III in Customer Contact
  • CUL30111 - Certificate III in Information and Cultural Services
  • DEF42912 - Certificate IV in Defence Public Affairs
  • DEF32812 - Certificate III in Preventive Health