This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.
This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.
- Reading – in order to accurately read and interpret workplace safety policies and procedures including safety signs, dangerous goods classifications and safety instructions
The remaining foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit
Unit Mapping Information
No equivalent unit
Skills must be demonstrated:
- in the workplace
- in an environment that provides realistic in-depth industry validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.
In addition, assessment must ensure use of:
- current workplace policies and procedures for WHS
- PPE relevant to the workplace and job role of the worker
Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.