Maintain the workplace OHS 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 MSAPMOHS503A, 'Maintain the workplace OHS 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




Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Manage OHS information in the workplace

1.1 Take action to ensure that requirements for OHS record keeping and reporting are implemented according to workplace procedures and legislative requirements.

1.2 Access sources of OHS information and evaluate for application to the workplace.

1.3 Collect and collate data and information to provide information to managers and stakeholders on OHS requirements, trends and risk controls.

2. Support implementation of OHSMS

2.1 Determine OHS priorities in consultation with appropriate managers and stakeholders.

2.2 Identify OHS training needs for implementation and maintenance of the OHSMS.

2.3 Develop action plans taking account of priorities and training needs.

2.4 Monitor achievement of action plans and update plans accordingly.

3. Support OHS participative arrangements

3.1 Ensure OHS information and documentation is understandable and accessible to all.

3.2 Promptly address OHS issues that may arise within area of authority or refer to appropriate person.

3.3 Provide information about the outcomes of OHS consultation in a manner that is accessible to all.

4. Collect data to evaluate currency of OHSMS.

4.1 Identify, in consultation with stakeholders and, as required expert advisors, internal data and information that provides relevant and reliable information on the performance of the OHSMS.

4.2 Conduct workplace inspections on a regular basis.

4.3 Identify workplace OHS implications of any changes to legislation.

4.4 Identify any OHS implications to proposed changes to the workplace.

4.5 Take action to arrange an OHSMS audit.

5. Analyse data and information to identify areas for improvement

5.1 Assess compliance of OHSMS with OHS legislation.

5.2 Analyse information collected to identify areas for improvement.

5.3 Consult with stakeholders, key personnel and, as required, OHS advisors.

5.4 Document and communicate outcomes of analysis to key personnel and stakeholders in an easily understood format.

5.5 Recognise limits of own expertise and seek appropriate advice.

6. Initiate and maintain improvements.

6.1 Determine priorities for OHS in consultation with stakeholder.

6.2 In consultation with stakeholders, develop an OHS plan with responsibilities and time frames.

6.3 Identify and source resources required for implementation of plan.

6.4 Monitor achievement against plan.

6.5 In consultation with stakeholders, monitor effectiveness of modifications to OHSMS on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSAPMOHS503A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • MSA50311 - Diploma of Production Management