Safety Induction and Competency Unit (DESA1555)


The Safety Induction and Competency Unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for safe and effective working practices in the Architectural technical Services Centre (ATSC).

Students are introduces to safe and appropriate ways of working with materials such as timber, metals and plastics in the wood Technology Studio, Metalistics Lab and Digital Fabrication Lab. Students will operate machinery, tools and equipment under supervision and will become familiar with relevant Work Health and Safety (WH&S) processes and requirements.

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1 x 6 hour workshop


(35%) Lab Assessment and Practical exercise (wood), (35%) Lab Attendance and Practical Exercise (Metal) and (30%) Written Exam

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