Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Learner Assessment

Assessment Task 2 – Project #2
























Student Details and Declaration

Student Name   Student ID Number  
Unit Start Date   Unit End Date  
Assessment Due Date   Date Submitted  


Context and Conditions of Assessment – Information for Students
This assessment will ensure that the elements, performance criteria, performance evidence and knowledge evidence required and conditions are adhered to demonstrate competency in this unit assessment task.

·         Read the assessment carefully before commencing.

·         This is an open book written and practical demonstration assessmentand will be conducted at the Institute’s Campus – 355 Spencer Street West Melbourne.

·         Your Assessor will use the assessment criteria in this document and will provide feedback / comment.

·         You must answer ALL the questions correctly in the assessment tasks in your own words and own handwriting.

·         Timeframe for this assessment task is 3 hours.

·         Your Trainer / Assessor will inform you of the due date for this assessment task.

·         Your Assessor will grade as either S – Satisfactory or NS – Not Satisfactory for the assessment. In all cases your Assessor will provide you with feedback.

·         Only when all assessment tasks have been graded as S – Satisfactory you will be deemed C – Competent in the final result of the unit of competency; if you do not satisfactorily complete all the assessment tasks you will be deemed NYC – Not Yet Competent.

Assessment Appeal – Information for Students
·         Students have access to an assessment appeals process to challenge the outcome within 20 working days of the assessment decision being made.

·         The appeal is required to be submitted in writing with relevant evidence documentation provided.

·         The Institute will respond within 3 working days of the receipt of appeal to confirm it has been received.

·         The Institute will review the appeal and inform student of the outcome within 10 working days of the receipt of appeal.

·         The outcome will outline information on student’s next steps including process for further appeal process.

Reasonable Adjustments – Information for Students
·         Reasonable adjustment refers to adjustments made for students with a disability, condition or special learning need.

·         Students can make a request for reasonable adjustment during their enrolment.

·         Each case is considered individually and the all relevant circumstances are considered in making the decision

·         The Institute reserves the right, after the review of the needs of the student with a disability, to not provide services that would impose unjustifiable hardship upon the Institute or the activities provided during the course of operations.

·         The range of reasonable adjustments made may include (but not limited to):

• the use or loan of adaptive/assistive technology or equipment for use by people with a disability or illness to enable them to undertake their training/assessment in a fair and equitable manner (e.g. seating, personal computer access)

• alternative methods of assessment (e.g. verbal assessment, practical demonstration)

• individual conditions of assessment (e.g. seating arrangements, additional 10 minutes per hour, toilet/rest/exercise breaks, bite sized food/drink)

• accessible learning formats (e.g. large print materials, coloured exam paper)

• provision of a scribe

• referral to additional services.

Re-Assessment Process and Plagiarism, Collusion and Cheating – Information for Students
Re-Assessment Process

·         If the evidence is graded as NS – Not Satisfactory you will be required to re-submit the evidence. In this case, you will be provided with clear and constructive feedback based on the assessment decision so that they can improve your skills / knowledge prior to reassessment.

·         Where a ‘NS – Not Satisfactory’ judgement is made, you will be given guidance on steps to take to improve your performance and provided the opportunity to resubmit evidence to demonstrate competence. The assessor will determine and discuss the reasons for NS – Not Satisfactory on any of the criteria and will assess you through a different method of assessment e.g. verbal/oral questioning, problem solving exercises.

·         You will be notified within 10 working days of undertaking an assessment of your result in achieving competency

o    If a student does not complete the assessment, they should notify their trainer as to why they did not complete the assessment and if due to illness, a medical certificate must be produced and apply for Special Consideration in accordance to MITP91 Special Consideration Policy and Procedure.

o    In the above scenario, student will be given an opportunity for reassessment within 5 working days with no reassessment fee charged.

o    Students who are deemed to be Not Yet Competent (NYC) will be provided with information identifying the areas in which they failed to achieve competency. Students will then have the opportunity to repeat the assessment task and relevant reassessment fees will apply for the unit.

o    If a student is deemed NYC in the reassessment, then the student is required to reenrol for the entire unit of competency and relevant reenrolment fees will apply for the unit.


Plagiarism, Collusion and Cheating

Plagiarism means: taking someone’s words, ideas, work or other materials and present them as your own.

Collusion means: understanding or agreement between two or more people to intentionally cooperate and gain an unfair advantage in assessment.

Cheating means: seeking to obtain an unfair advantage in an examination or assessment.

If a student is found to be cheating, plagiarising or colluding during their assessment, the student will immediately be deemed NS for the assessment task. The student will have to follow the reassessment process and relevant reassessment fees will apply for the unit.

o    If the student is found to be plagiarising, cheating or colluding again after the initial instance, the student will be deemed NYC for the entire unit of competency. The student will be required to reenrol for the entire unit of competency and relevant reenrolment fees will apply for the unit.

o    Any further instances of plagiarism, cheating or collusion will result in the suspension or cancellation of the student’s enrolment

o    The Institute has intervention strategies, including student support services available to enable students to complete qualification in the expected time frame. Students at risk of not completing within this time frame are identified as early as possible and an intervention strategy is put in place. All students are encouraged to speak to the trainer/assessor and/or Student Services Coordinator in regards to any issues about their course.

The Institute will ensure access to:
·         A safe environment that meets the training package requirements and conditions of assessments by having adequate access to:

o    relevant workplace documentation and resources

o    case studies

o    interaction with other students for discussions

Evidence to be submitted by the student: – 
·         Completed written responses to all questions in the assessment task and completion of all tasks

There is a performance and observation checklist for the tasks provided.

Assessment Decision Making Rules
Your assessor will be looking for the following in this assessment task:

·         Completed written responses to all questions in the assessment task and completion of all tasks

Your assessor may seek additional information or clarification from you of questions that you may not have answered fully. There is a performance and observation checklist for the tasks provided.







Student to complete the below prior to commencing assessment

The assessment process and tasks were fully explained. Yes / No
I am aware of which evidence will be collected and how. Yes / No
I am aware of appeals process of an assessment decision (outlined in this document under Assessment Appeal) Yes / No
I am aware of the consequences for plagiarism, cheating or collusion (outlined in this document under Re-Assessment Conditions and Plagiarism, Collusion and Cheating) Yes / No
I am aware of the reassessment processes if deemed not yet satisfactory for this assessment task or not yet competent for the entire unit of competency (outlined in this document under Re-Assessment Process and Plagiarism, Collusion and Cheating) Yes / No
I have discussed any additional educational support or reasonable adjustments I require in order to undertake this assessment with the Student Services Coordinator and Trainer / Assessor, (if applicable) (outlined in this document under Reasonable Adjustments) Yes / No
I have access to all required resources? Yes / No
Student Declaration: – I declare that I was adequately informed of the assessment process prior to commencing this assessment task. I understand that if I disagree with the assessment outcome, I understand the appeals process available.
Student Name  
Student Signature  


Assessor Declaration: – I verify that I have adequately explained the above prior to commencing assessment and provided clarifications to students as required.
Assessor Name  
Assessor Signature  




Assessment Task 2 – Project #2


Instructions for Students

·         For this task, you will demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS. You will also demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain procedures for effectively identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks.


·         Using the WHS policy and planning you developed in Assessment Task 1, you will undertake consultation and manage WHS risk. You will develop or source and adapt risk management and recordkeeping procedures, participate in two consultation role-plays or provide detailed consultation meeting notes, follow risk management procedures, and plan follow-up activities for ongoing risk management. You will also need to identify sources of expert advice and seek input.


·         You must assess the performance as per the performance criteria and checklist provided.

·         Your assessor will assess your work according to the given performance criteria/ performance checklist.

·         You may attach a separate sheet if required.

·         You must include the following particulars in the footer section of each page of the attached sheets:

o   Student ID or Student Name

o   Unit ID or Unit Code

o   Course ID or Course Code

o   Trainer and assessor name

o   Page numbers

·         You must staple the loose sheets together along with the cover page.

·         You must attach the loose sheets chronologically as per the page numbers.

·         Correction fluid and tape are not permitted. Please do any corrections by striking through the incorrect words with one or two lines and rewriting the correct words.





Please read carefully of the background of the simulated company below.

This task is a continuation from Assessment Task 1 and referring to the same simulated business case scenario and appendices from Assessment Task 1.



Your Task to be completed – Part A

Part A

  1. Review the following scenario:
You are a WHS consultant. You have been contracted by Australian Hardware to design and implement a WHS management system (WHSMS) for the organisation. You have decided to pilot your program in the Wollongong Store.

You will need to develop WHS risk management policy and procedures, and plan and implement risk management in consultation with workers and their representatives.

  1. Review the Australian Hardware simulated business information in the Appendices of the previous Assessment Task. You can also review the Australia Hardware Employee Handbook in C.1 Supplementary material (separate file)
  2. Develop a policy and procedure/s for WHS risk management. Ensure your policy and procedure/s:
    1. define the organisation’s approach to WHS risk management and commitment to legal compliance
    2. refer to relevant legislation, codes of practice, etc.
    3. include procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risk
    4. include reference to, and procedures for using, hierarchy of control
    5. refer to and assist the organisation to comply with consultation requirements under the WHS Act.

Note: Policies/procedures may be sourced and adapted, rather than written from scratch.

  1. Develop recordkeeping policy and procedure/s:
    1. Include templates and procedures for collecting information on hazards, incidents and actions taken, such as incident reports and risk registers.

Note: Policies, procedures, templates may be sourced and adapted, rather than written from scratch.

Your Task to be completed – Part B

Part B

  1. Arrange with your assessor to meet with the Wollongong work group health (or an alternative real workplace group) and safety representative (HSR). Prepare to collect information on worker concerns and effectiveness of existing controls for risk.
  2. In a role-play or the submission of detailed meeting notes, meet with the Wollongong HSR.
  3. Identify and seek expert advice for some aspect of planning or implementation of WHS risk management or WHS legislation. For example:
    1. determine safe storage of petrol, turpentine, poisons, paints, etc.
    2. determine systems for safely directing traffic in warehouse areas.

Note: You may choose to contact your WorkCover authority for advice, for example, on implementing aspects of the WHS Act.

  1. Arrange with your assessor to meet with the Wollongong Store Manager. Prepare to discuss worker concerns and possible actions to take.
  2. In a role-play, meet with the Wollongong Store Manager. During the meeting, you will explain and use your procedures to assess and record actions taken to control WHS risks. Discuss the expert advice you researched or received.
  3. Develop a plan to implement appropriate measures to control risk. Include:
    1. timelines, resources and actions
    2. any new procedures to be developed
    3. changes to procedures
    4. further communication and consultation:

plan at least one meeting in detail to inform affected workers of changes and include strategies to provide access to information and ease of understanding

  1. ongoing, regular monitoring (plan for at least three monitoring activities, e.g. scheduled audits)
  2. recordkeeping or reporting actions to assist in compliance and organisational WHS performance review.
  1. Submit all required documentation to your assessor as per the specifications below. Keep copies for your records.

Performance criteria checklist forAssessment Task 2 – Project

Instructions for Students

You can view the following checklist as a guide for the areas and criteria that your assessor will be assessing you on. Please note that this checklist is for your assessor to complete only.


Trainer and Assessor to complete  
Did the candidate: Satisfactory?
Yes No
Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks:

●      Use information technology skills to develop using appropriate word processing software?

Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes and existing hazards are controlled?

●      Include monitoring activities in implementation plan to ensure audit and review?

Develop and maintain procedures for selecting and implementing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements?

●      Refer to hierarchy and use of hierarchy in procedures?

●      Refer to relevant legislation in related policies?

Part B
Work with workers and their representatives to set up and maintain participation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation:

●      Consult with HSR to gather information on safety issues, issues with consultation?

●      Plan changes to reflect consultation?

Appropriately resolve issues raised through participation and consultation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation:

●      Plan intervention and control , conforming with procedures developed in line with WHS legislation, for example:

○     WHS Act

○     ways to manage work health and safety risks code of practice?

Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation to workers and ensure it is easy for them to access and understand?

●      Plan communication with affected workers with detail showing strategies to provide access to information, such as posters, MSDS, intranet, ongoing consultation?

●      Plan communication with affected workers with detail showing strategies to ensure understanding, such as explanation, demonstration, etc.?

In described script of interaction with Store Manager, describe inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements, and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures?

●      Use procedures to identify, analyse, determine controls and record actions?

●      Uncover risk control inadequacies through consultation with HSR

●      Plan actions and resources to implement controls in accordance with procedures?

In described script of interaction with Store Manager, describe outcomes of seeking expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required?

●      Discuss expert advice and show how incorporated into proposed plans for risk treatment?

Use a system for WHS recordkeeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation, and to maintain a record of WHS decisions made, including reasons for the decision:

●      Develop procedures to allow identification of patterns
of injury, etc.?





The student’s performance was: q    Satisfactory

q    Not Satisfactory

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Assessment Task Outcome

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Unit code BSBWHS521
Unit name Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
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Assessment Task 2



Satisfactory (S) ☐ or Not Satisfactory (NS) ☐

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