Manage WHS processes

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 PPMWHS420, 'Manage WHS processes'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Manage WHS information and records

1.1. Identify and access relevant work health and safety (WHS) legislation,standards, codes or practice/compliance codes, organisational procedures, guidance material and other sources information and evaluate their relevance to the specific work context.

1.2. Collect and collate WHS information to provide information on requirements, trends and risk controls.

1.3. Implement and monitor processes for ensuring that WHS records are accurately completed, collected and stored in line with legal requirements and workplace procedures.

2. Manage WHS participative processes

2.1. Monitor participative processes to ensure compliance with legislative requirements and organisational procedures.

2.2. Evaluate information provided to employees to ensure it is in a readily accessible and understandable format.

2.3. Implement and monitor processes for ensuring that workgroup members have an opportunity, either directly or through their representative, to contribute to decisions that may affect their health and safety.

2.4. Evaluate processes for addressing WHS issues, to ensure issues raised through consultation are resolved promptly and in line with organisational procedures and legislative requirements.

2.5. Promptly provide information about the outcomes of consultations in a format and medium that is readily accessible to employers.

3. Manage WHS risk management processes

3.1. Ensure hazard, incident, and injury reporting and investigation processes are in place, to meet legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies.

3.2. Ensure processes are in place so that hazard identification and risk assessments occur in line with organisation procedures.

3.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

3.4. Ensure processes are in place to identify and address any WHS implications of either proposed or implemented changes to the workplace, work processes or organisation of work.

3.5. Recognise limits of own professional expertise and consult expert advisors as required.

4. Manage WHS training program

4.1. Ensure WHS training needs assessment is undertaken for workgroup members that takes account of legislative and regulatory requirements, internal policies and procedures, existing skills of workgroup members and risk control requirements.

4.2. Implement and monitor training programs to ensure identified WHS training requirements are addressed.

4.3. Implement and monitor processes to ensure that all new employees receive WHS induction.

4.4. Access and consult relevant WHS and training specialists as required, in the development and implementation of the WHS training program(s).

5. Manage WHS continuous improvement process

5.1. Consider input from individuals and workgroup in identifying and implementing WHS improvement.

5.2. Determine WHS priorities in consultation with appropriate managers and stakeholders.

5.3. Develop WHS action plans, taking account of priorities and training needs.

5.4. Monitor achievements against the WHS plans and update plans accordingly.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PPMWHS420 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PPM40216 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
  • PPM50116 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
  • PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations