Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Risk Management - 2018

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Non-Invigilated Exam - Online exam (35%) , Online Discussion - Short answer quizzes (25%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

This  unit introduces students to basic theory and practice of risk management applied to specific hazards that OHSE professionals typically encounter in modern organisational environments.  Risks covered include noise, thermal comfort, hazardous chemicals, confined spaces, infectious agents, asbestos, electricity, plant and hazardous wastes.  The focus wil be on the risk managememt process with particular emphasis on processes to identify, analyse and respond to risk exposure within the legislative and organisational context.

Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Explain how specific OHSE hazards lead to adverse effects on health, safety and environment
  2. Apply information on specific OHSE hazards using the risk assessment/management framework to determine a level of risk
  3. Describe basic interventions and strategies to control the risk associated with specific hazards with reference to OHSE legislation and standards
  4. Recommend control measures to peers and key workplace stakeholders using appropriate OHS information, data and communication skills.
  • Non-Invigilated Exam — Online exam (35%)
  • Online Discussion — Short answer quizzes (25%)
  • Report — Risk Management Report (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • OHS321 — OHSE Risk Management

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1A model of OHSE risk management
2Risk management: noise
3Risk management: thermal comfort
4Risk management: hazardous chemicals
5Risk management: confined spaces
6Risk management: infectious agents
7Risk management: asbestos
8Risk management: electricity
9Risk management: plant/mobile plant
10Risk management: occupational driving
11Risk management: environmental conformance
12Risk management: waste management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Virtual Classroom

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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