Construction Project Safety Management - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Group Project - Group Report (20%) , Invigilated Exam - Exam (Industry Scenarios) (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

This unit was previously known as Project Safety Management.

Management processes used in the application of occupational health and safety in the construction workplace and relevant safety acts and awards. Professional practices related to health and safety.

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

  1. apply occupational health and safety principles and processes to construction industry scenarios
  2. evaluate the role of the construction/project manager with regard to ensuring a safe working environment
  3. analyse the application of occupational health and safety standards to record safety breaches.
  • Group Project — Group Report (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Exam (Industry Scenarios) (40%)
  • Presentation — Presentation of Group Report (10%)
  • Report — Report on a safety concept (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an Email address

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.

1Safety Culture I
2Safety Culture II
3OH & S Regulations
4OH & S Regulations - Part 3 Division 2 -- Personal protective equipment Part 3 Division 5 -- Prevention of falls at workplaces
6OH & S Regulations Part 3 Division 6 -- Electricity Part 3 Division 7 -- Scaffolds and hoardings
7OH & S Regulations - Part 3 Division 8 -- Work in confined spaces
8OH & S Regulations - Part 3 Division 9 -- Safety requirements in relation to certain work processes Subdivision 7 -- Demolition
9OH & S Regulations - Part 5 -- Hazardous substances
10Worker's Compensation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement 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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