OHSE Management Systems - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 3,040.00
International 3,280.00

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. In addition current thinking about the place of safety management systems within the modern organisational environment and new ways of influencing human behaviour for safety will be introduced.

Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate models to explain principles of causation in accidents and incidents
  2. Assess the efficacy of an organisation's OHSE management system with reference to applicable legislation, standards and responsibility to the common good
  3. Critically review the relationship between organisational culture adn OHSE management systems in organistaions
  4. Devise an element of an OHSE management system to manage risk, facilitate the investigation of accidents, or to communicate OHSE information to stakeholders.

Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

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:

  • OHS602 — OHSE Management Systems
  • Additional materials

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Systematic OHSE Management
2Accident Causation
3Accident Investigation
4OHSE Management Systems I
5OHSE Management Systems II
6Organisational Culture and Control for OHSE
7OHSE Leadership
8Integrating Management Systems
9Safety and the Supply Chain
10Contractor Safety Management Systems
11Resilience Engineering, Safety II and Safety Differently
12The place of safety management systems - current thinking and controversies

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
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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.

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