Principles of OHSE Management - 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: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Online Discussion - Online Discussion (25%) , Paper 1 - Academic Paper A (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,040.00
International 3,280.00

This is an introductory unit that introduces students to the principles of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental (OHSE) management. It provides an introduction to the main areas of focus for an OHSE manager, including concepts and current thinking related to hazard and risk, work design, the conceptual structure underpinning OHS professional practice and the legistative and organisational context for practice, all of which are addressed in greater detail in subsequent units.

Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast occupational health, safety and environmental concepts, processes and performance measures including advanced concepts of hazard and risk
  2. Describe the conceptual structure underpinning OHSE professional practice.
  3. Communicate technical information and theoretical concepts effectively with OHSE professionals in a variety of relevant contexts
  4. Analyse the main organisational, technological, industrial law and socio-cultural factors that influence OHSE related decision making
  • Online Discussion — Online Discussion (25%)
  • Paper 1 — Academic Paper A (40%)
  • Paper 2 — Academic Paper B (35%)

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:

  • OHS601 — Principles of OHSE Management
  • 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 OHSE
2OHS Management Concepts and Systems
3Conceptual Structure for OHS Professional Practice
4Legislative and Organisational Context for Practice
5Hazards, Risks and Risk Management
6Risk Assessment and Control
7Safe Design
8Environmental Impact (Risk) Assessment
9Emergency Planning and Security Risk Management
10Evaluation of OHSE Performance
11Rethinking OHSE

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 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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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