Ensure a safe 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 BSBOHS509A, 'Ensure a safe workplace'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Ensure a safe workplace' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Establish and maintain an OHS system

1.1. Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise

1.2. Define OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in accordance with OHS policies, procedures and programs

1.3. Identify and approve financial and human resources for the effective operation of the OHS system

2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of OHS

2.1. Establish and maintain participative arrangements with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation

2.2. Appropriately resolve issues raised through participative arrangements and consultation

2.3. Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees

3. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

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

3.2. Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes

3.3. Develop and maintain procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control

3.4. Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures

3.5. Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice

4. Establish and maintain a quality OHS management system

4.1. Develop and provide an OHS induction and training program for all employees as part of the organisation's training program

4.2. Utilise system for OHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation

4.3. Measure and evaluate the OHS system in line with the organisation's quality systems framework

4.4. Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to achieve organisational OHS objectives

4.5. Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS509A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA52210 - Diploma of Public Safety (Compliance)
  • PUA51310 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • PUA51709 - Diploma of Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • CPP50112 - Diploma of Surveying
  • CPP50212 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services
  • CPP50107 - Diploma of Surveying
  • CPP50211 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services
  • AUR50105 - Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR40105 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
  • BSB51807 - Diploma of Unionism and Industrial Relations
  • BSB50307 - Diploma of Customer Contact
  • BSB50807 - Diploma of International Business
  • BSB51107 - Diploma of Management
  • BSB51507 - Diploma of Purchasing
  • BSB50507 - Diploma of Franchising
  • BSB50107 - Diploma of Advertising
  • ICA50911 - Diploma of Digital Media Technologies
  • ICA50111 - Diploma of Information Technology
  • ICA50611 - Diploma of Website Development
  • CUS60209 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
  • TAE50310 - Diploma of International Education Services
  • CUV50407 - Diploma of Photoimaging
  • CUV60307 - Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
  • TLI50410 - Diploma of Logistics
  • TLI50210 - Diploma of Materiel Logistics
  • TLI50510 - Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • TLI50410 - Diploma of Logistics
  • TLI50210 - Diploma of Materiel Logistics
  • TLI50510 - Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance
  • CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology
  • CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services
  • CUF50207 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media
  • CUF50607 - Diploma of Scenery and Set Construction
  • CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
  • CUA50311 - Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUV50411 - Diploma of Photo Imaging
  • CUV60311 - Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development
  • CUV50311 - Diploma of Graphic Design
  • BSB50311 - Diploma of Customer Contact
  • CUL50111 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
  • RII50809 - Diploma of Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
  • RII50609 - Diploma of Drilling Operations
  • RII50409 - Diploma of Civil Construction Management
  • RII50709 - Diploma of Drilling Oil/Gas (Off shore)
  • RII50309 - Diploma of Minerals Processing
  • RII50109 - Diploma of Surface Operations Management
  • RII50209 - Diploma of Underground Metalliferous Mining Management
  • CPP50811 - Diploma of Waste Management
  • DEF52212 - Diploma of Compliance
  • DEF51312 - Diploma of Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
  • DEF51712 - Diploma of Test and Evaluation
  • UEP50112 - Diploma of ESI Generation - Systems Operations
  • UEP50212 - Diploma of ESI Generation (Operations)
  • UEP50312 - Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance)
  • UEP50412 - Diploma of ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical Electronic
  • DEF52312 - Diploma of Work Health Safety

And the skillsets: