Postgraduate | ACU-OHSE623 | 2023
Advanced Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 17 July 2023,
- 09 Oct 2023
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Examine the importance of process safety, workplace hazards, cybersecurity and recovery in OHSE risk management
- Apply complex incident analysis models and worker rehabilitation methods to OHSE incidents affecting the workplace, work systems and the local, national and global environments
- Recommend strategies to maximize opportunities for workers to return to pre-injury/illness state through responsible judgment and application of knowledge of workers compensation systems, return to work principles and respect for human diversity
- Conduct an evidence-based environmental impact assessment to manage impacts of business decisions upon the environment and communicate findings to business stakeholders
- Process Safety
- Cyber Security and OHSE
- Applied models and methods of incident analysis
- Workers compensation - worker and employer rights and responsibilities
- Workers compensation - injuries and suitable duties
- Workers compensation - facilitating stay at work; return to work
- Applied environmental impact analysis
- Reading and interpreting environmental lab results
- Environmental management modelling concepts and product lifecycles
The workplace encompasses advanced risks to worker health, safety, and the environment including chemical process hazards and cybersecurity risks that must be managed. In addition, recovery after workplace incidents involves rehabilitation to return the person, the workplace and/or the environment to a state as close as possible to the pre-event state and incident analysis to prevent the event occurring again. This requires unique and advanced knowledge, skills and abilities for OHSE professionals. In this subject the importance of key concepts of incident analysis, worker rehabilitation and environmental impact management are critically analysed and applied. You will have the opportunity to explore, discuss and apply skills in process safety, cybersecurity, applied incident analysis models and methods, workers compensation and return to work processes, environmental impact analysis and to communicate information about these to organisational stakeholders. This subject aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and applied skills in incident analysis and mitigation, remediation of work associated harm to people and the environment using an evidence-base to support your practice as OHSE professional.
Three assessment items are required in this Unit. To pass this unit, you are required to achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and must make a credible attempt at all three assessment items.
- Forum Discussion Activities (20%)
- Workers compensation and return to work report (40%)
- Video Presentation (40%)
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