This unit (VU22276) describes the knowledge and skills required by secondary school technology teachers using wood and/or metal working machinery in a classroom environment in order to: - source Work, Health and Safety/ Occupational, Health and Safety (WHS/OHS) legislation and Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET)/school policies and relevant information for technology teaching; - apply WHS/OHS to group based learning; - assess and control risks; - identify hazards; - respond to emergencies, and; - identify WHS/OHS roles of key school personnel.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Contact VU Polytechnic


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 and controlling risks and hazards to provide a safe learning environment; - exercising duty of care in a technology teaching environment; - reporting on WHS/OHS hazards and incidents, and; - communicating and working with others to reduce risks and improve safety in a technology teaching environment.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, and; - types of wood and/or metal working machines and their purpose.

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