Subject details

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate models to explain principles of causation in accidents and incidents
  2. Assess the efficacy of an organisation's OHSE management system with reference to applicable legislation, standards and responsibility to the common good
  3. Critically review the relationship between organisational culture and OHSE management systems in organisations
  4. Devise an element of an OHSE management system to manage risk, facilitate the investigation of accidents, or to communicate OHSE information to stakeholders.
    • Introduction to Systematic OHSE Management
    • Accident Causation
    • Accident Investigation
    • OHSE Management Systems I
    • OHSE Management Systems II
    • Organisational Culture and Control for OHSE
    • OHSE Leadership
    • Integrating Management Systems
    • Safety and the Supply Chain
    • Contractor Safety Management Systems
    • Resilience Engineering, Safety II and Safety Differently
    • The place of safety management systems - current thinking and controversies
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

Equivalent subjects

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

  • ACU-OHS602

Special requirements

No special requirements

Developed by an award-winning team of experts*, from an extensive research and industry collaboration, this subject introduces students to the structure, content and activities that make up an OHSE management system. These include strategic planning, developing, implementing and reviewing such systems. In addition current thinking about the place of safety management systems within the modern organisational environment and new ways of influencing human behaviour for safety will be introduced.

*Dr Christine Way and her team have been awarded the ACU citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career) for her work in the revitalisation  of the OHSE Management Systems offered through Open Universities Australia.

Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

  • Assessment (100%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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