SITXWHS005 - Participate in safe work practices

    Unit code: SITXWHS005 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices.
    The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation.
    All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities.The unit incorporates the requirement for all employees under state and territory WHS legislation, to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They must cooperate with their employer and follow practices to ensure safety at work.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:

    • use predetermined health, safety and security procedures and safe work practices in work functions on at least three occasions
    • respond in line with organisational security and emergency procedures during one emergency or potential emergency situation, seeking assistance where appropriate
    • participate in one of the following work health and safety (WHS) consultation activities:
      • discussion with, or formal report to, health, safety and security representatives regarding a health, safety and security matter
      • discussion with supervisor or manager regarding a health, safety and security matter
      • staff meeting that involves health, safety and security discussion.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

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