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1 Community and Family Studies HSC Enrichment Day 2010 Individuals and Work

2 Syllabus Content Students learn about:Students learn to: recognising individuals in their workplace supportive workplace structures safe work environment – Occupational Health and Safety work conditions – awards – anti-discrimination – grievance procedures trade unions and employer organisations workers compensation /WorkCover  analyse how rights and responsibilities are supported by workplace structures and affect –the wellbeing of the employer and employee in the workplace –efficient work practices NSW Board of Studies, (1999).

3 Evaluate the contribution of supportive workplace structures to efficient work practices (15 marks). (NSW Board of Studies, 2009) Focus Question

4 Activity 1 Mind-map Complete a mind-map of the structures that exist within the workplace to support employees and employers. Occupational Health and Safety Act Workers Compensation Grievance Procedures Trade unions and employer organisations Awards WorkCover Anti- Discrimination Act

5 Workplace structure DescriptionHow it supports the employee Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (2001) and The Occupational Health and Safety Act (2000) Employer provides:  a safe, clean and hygienic workplace environment  appropriate ongoing training  implements systems to reduce risks An employee:  takes reasonable care for their health and safety and the safety of others  must cooperate with employer following OHS regulations aims to protect the health, safety and welfare of people at work through: Work CoverA Government body responsible for managing the State's workplace safety, injury management and workers' compensation programs Trade Unions/Employer Organisations Campaign on behalf of their members to achieve the best possible working conditions, and represent employees in disputes and negotiations. They also lobby government in relation to a variety of issues including taxation, superannuation, childcare, and social justice matters Workers Compensation Injured workers may have an entitlement to:  weekly payments  lump sums for permanent impairment  payment of medical bills  provision of legal assistance  intensive rehabilitation AwardsEstablish one set of minimum conditions for employers and employees across Australia who work in the same industries or occupations Anti- Discrimination Act (1977) Protect people from discrimination and harassment in the workplace Grievance Procedures Formal and agreed procedures that an employer and his or her employees or representatives have agreed to follow to deal with or resolve workplace problems

6 Efficient work practices OHSAwards Grieve Proc Anti Trade/ Emp Worker s Comp Work Cover Contributes to a harmonious environment Allows issues to be resolved Protects the employee from discrimination Improves dissatisfaction of employees Minimises workplace disruption caused by disputes Members achieve the best possible working conditions Provide support for members in relation to industrial relations Promotes the safe return to work after injury or illness Employees feel valued without the risk of unethical procedures Members benefit through legal and financial advice Improves employees hours and productivity Increases job satisfaction

7 Links to wellbeing Awards Occupational Health and Safety Workers Compensation Grievance Procedures Trade unions and employer organisations WorkCover Anti-Discrimination Act

8 Focus Question Evaluate the contribution of supportive workplace structures to efficient work practices (15 marks). Step 1: Underline or highlight syllabus terminology, define the Glossary of Key Word used and identify additional information from the question. Step 2: Re-word the question to ensure that you have a full understanding of it. Step 3: Describe the workplace structure. Step 4: Link each workplace structure to efficient work practices. Step 5: Link to wellbeing. Step 6: Read over your answer!

9 Wishing you all the best for your CAFS and other HSC exams!


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