Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will have:

  1. an appreciation of the key elements of a WHS management system
  2. an understanding of the main parts of the model Work Health and Safety Act
  3. the ability to apply the four steps in the risk management procedure to protect workers from hazards at work
  4. an understanding of the main types of hazards at work
  5. an appreciation of process of eliminating or controlling the risk to health and safety at work.
  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • OHS management systems
    • Legal framework
    • Risk management process
    • Workplaces environment
    • Manual handling
    • Noise
    • Plant
    • Psychosocial hazards
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides you with a practical and theoretical understanding of health and safety in Australian workplaces. The subject examines the legal obligations in the workplace and risk management. You will have an opportunity to transfer theoretical knowledge to practice by undertaking analysis of a workplace, a practical exercise which will also require you to consider the theoretical aspects of the Workplace Health & Safety problems that you discover.

  • Assignment 1 - Online Discussion (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Either 2 essays or 2 reports (85%)

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

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