OHSE Management Systems - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Assessment: Non-Invigilated Exam (35%) , Online Discussion (25%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Please note: This unit is only for students studying the OHSE major previously offered in the Bachelor of Business. This unit will only be available once in 2016 and is not expected to be offered again in future.

This unit introduces students to the structure, content and activities that make up an OHSE management system. These include strategic planning, developing, implementing and reviewing such systems. Implementation of OHSE Law, management systems and standards, accident models and investigation, hierarchy of controls, safety culture, OHSE auditing and integrating management systems are also covered.

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. identify sources of adverse effects on health and environment
  2. assess impacts of adverse effects on health and environment within organisations
  3. understand the inter-relationships of adverse effects and impacts to health and environment with the interaction of the workplace, work systems, environment and people
  4. control OHSE risks to health or environment in organisations
  5. understand the principles of OHSE management
  6. identify the components of an OHSE management system
  7. develop strategies to communicate OHSE information and data
  8. outline the content of an OHSE management system
  9. develop an appreciation of the ways in which performance of OHSE management systems can be measured
  10. analyse issues of OHSE that are of relevance to the students' background or work experience.
  • Non-Invigilated Exam (35%)
  • Online Discussion (25%)
  • 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:

  • OHS311 — OHSE Management Systems

This unit is only for students studying the OHSE major previously offered in the Bachelor of Business. This unit will only be available once in 2016 and is not expected to be offered again in future.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Law for OHSE
2Management and management system standards
3Environmental management system standards
4OHS management system standards
5Accident causation
6Accident investigation
7OHSE risk management and the hierarchy of controls
9Personal protective equipment
10OHSE auditing
11Organisational culture and OHSE
12Integrating management systems

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • 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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