Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Consult. and Incident Investig (20%) , Assignment 2 - Emergency mgt./WHS systems mgt (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

This unit is run entirely online; the unit is based around undertaking and completing specific activities rather than being content-based. In undertaking this unit your main concern should be the activities that you have to perform and using the online material to help you perform the required tasks. All materials will be available online for this course.

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

  1. Determine the requirements for OHS/WHS Consultation in laboratories
  2. Assist with incident investigation in laboratories
  3. Perform a walk through OHS audit (in a SNET laboratory) and report the results
  4. Determine Emergency Management requirements for laboratories
  5. Assist with OHS/WHS Systems management for laboratories
  6. Perform a walk through OHS audit and determine construction requirements for a laboratory
  7. Determine the requirements for the development, implementation and risk management of field work activities.
  • Assignment 1 — Consult. and Incident Investig (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Emergency mgt./WHS systems mgt (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Audit of Snet labs (30%)
  • Assignment 4 — Fieldwork safety assignment (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — A PC or MAC based computer with an optical drive

This unit addresses the following topics.

1OHS/WHS Consultation in laboratories
2Safety requirements and incident management pertaining to working in laboratories
3OHS/WHS Management systems
4OHS. SNET Auditing in laboratories
5Fieldwork activity management and safety

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This unit is an approved elective 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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