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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to OHSE
    • OHS Management Concepts and Systems
    • Conceptual Structure for OHS Professional Practice
    • Legislative and Organisational Context for Practice
    • Hazards, Risks and Risk Management
    • Risk Assessment and Control
    • Safe Design
    • Environmental Impact (Risk) Assessment
    • Emergency Planning and Security Risk Management
    • Evaluation of OHSE Performance
    • Rethinking OHSE
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes

Upon completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Academic Paper A (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online Discussion (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Academic Paper B (35%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • ACU-OHS601

Special requirements

No special requirements

This is an introductory subject 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 subjects.

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