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OHSE Law in Practice

Postgraduate | ACU-OHSE604 | 2024

Shape your understanding of how OHSE law operates.Question the fundamentals of common law, judicial precedent and the legal system. See where these concepts cross into the domain of work health and safety. Identify breaches of OHSE legislation.

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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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OHSE Law in Practice

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject the student should be able to:

    • Evaluate the Australian OHSE legal framework and assess its legislative instruments (GA4, GA5). 
    • Interpret the functions, provisions and key terms of the Australian Model Work Health and Safety laws and their applicability in various organisational and jurisdictional contexts.. 
    • Forensically analyse sources of legal precedence/case law and critically determine how these might impact on the OHSE practices of the organisation or individuals while recognising their responsibility to workers’ rights and their dignity at the workplace, the environment and society.
    • Identify and critically determine possible breaches of OHSE legislation and effectively communicate sustainable recommendations and other relevant technologies to organisational stakeholders to address such breaches

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

  • ACU-OHSE601-Principles of OHSE Management (no longer available)

  • ACU-OHS601 (Not currently available)

Equivalent subjects

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

  • ACU-OHS604 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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