Safety in the Workplace

10 Units

This course covers the principles underpinning analysis and control of safety hazards in a wide range of workplaces with an emphasis on high risk activities and environments.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse high risk safety hazards in the workplace
  2. Apply appropriate control measures to mitigate and manage risks associated with safety hazards in the workplace
  3. Adapt control technologies to suit a range of industries and occupations.
  4. Communicate to a broad range of audiences the analysis, interpretation and control of high risk safety hazards in a range of workplaces.
  1. Hazardous Chemical Management
  2. Fire and Explosion Safety
  3. Compressed gases and fluids safety
  4. Confined space safety
  5. Electrical safety
  6. Radiation safety
  7. Hot work
  8. Plant and equipment safety
  9. Slips trips and falls
  10. Working at heights
Replacing Course(s) OHSE6030 - Occupational Safety
Transition OHSE6060 will replace OHSE6030 - in the transition period, students who have successfully completed either course will be able to graduate with the Master of Workplace Health and Safety. The few students still enrolled in the Master of Occupational Health and Safety (no longer offered) who have not completed OHSE6030 will be able to use OHSE6060 in place of OHSE6030.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Basic mathematical, chemistry and physics skills and knowledge. Knowledge from OHSE 6020, OHSE 6050 and OHSE 6040.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Online Discussion -
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for OHSE60601

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