This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply safe work practices to operations using a range of wood working machines used for technology teaching in secondary schools. It includes the application of the relevant Work, Health and Safety/Occupational, Health and Safety (WHS/OHS) and Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET)/school policies and guideline requirements for the work.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


VU22276 - Apply safe work practices involving machines using technology teaching


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - applying WHS/OHS legislative requirements and DET/school policies in a technology teaching environment; - identifying any controlling risks and hazards to ensure a safe learning environment; - exercising duty of care/due diligence in a technology teaching environment; - reporting on WHS/OHS hazards and incidents; - working with others to reduce risks and improve safety in a technology teaching environment; - selecting and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); - operating wood working machines safely; - setting up wood working machines; - measuring materials and components to specified sizes/tolerances; - identifying and reporting machine faults; - communicating effectively with others in an educational setting, and; - producing materials to a required specification using wood working machines.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - WHS/OHS requirements in legislation; - DET/school policies and guidelines relevant to technology teaching; - WHS/OHS roles and responsibilities of technology teachers; - WHS/OHS roles and responsibilities of school management; - sources of WHS/OHS information and advice; - hazards and risks in a technology teaching environment; - risk controls relevant to technology teaching; - workplace and equipment safety requirements; - maintenance processes of wood working machines; - types of wood working machines and their operation; - safety considerations for operating wood working machines; - cutters, blades and associated accessories; - tools and equipment relevant to setting up wood working machines; - materials under machine operation; - fault identification; - personal protective equipment (PPE), and; - guarding and machine protective equipment.

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