This unit introduces students to the workplace and the role of physical and mental health in the workplace. Students will examine how employees can contribute to the physical and mental health of self and colleagues, and discuss how employers can contribute to the physical and mental health of employees and customers/clients, including the implementation of policies. Students will identify unlawful workplace practices including bullying, harassment and discrimination, and internal and external processes to report unsafe practices. Students will examine employee responsibilities in the workplace and present findings and distinguishes between a safe and an unsafe workplace, exploring how they can address unlawful practices.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each units 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.
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):