Subject details

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

  1. apply occupational health and safety principles and processes to construction industry scenarios
  2. evaluate the role of the construction/project manager with regard to ensuring a safe working environment
  3. analyse the application of occupational health and safety standards to record safety breaches.
    • An Eye-opener to Safety
    • Safety Culture
    • Safety Culture: Incentives to Adopt
    • Developing Safety Culture
    • WHS Regulations
    • Managing Risk Associated with Fall and Excavation
    • Managing Risk Associated with Demolition and Design
    • Heat and Cold Stress
    • Vibration and Fatigue
    • Noise
    • Learning Curve
    • Innovations in Safety
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 1 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Project Safety Management.

Management processes used in the application of occupational health and safety in the construction workplace and relevant safety acts and awards. Professional practices related to health and safety.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Group Report (20%)
  • Presentation (10%)
  • Report (30%)
  • Invigilated exam (40%)