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Management for Occupational Health and Safety

10 Units

This course examines six key areas associated with effective OHS management. These areas are: disaster/ emergency planning and preparedness; employment relations; theories & systems of management & organisational behaviour; OHS training & competencies;contemporary OHS priorities; measuring OHS performance.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

By the end of the course students will be able to: (i) Identify and evaluate the impacts of various types of disasters and emergencies as they apply to workplaces and the wider community; (ii) Understand the need for emergency preparedness contingencies and associated regulatory obligations; (iii) Identify and evaluate the impacts of Employment Relations systems in the context of OHS; (iv) Understand a broad range of management theories and viewpoints; (v) Understand the influence of the political, social, regulatory and business environment in which the organisation operates has on the type and effectiveness of the OHS management system adopted; (vi) Understand the management issues and legislative obligations associated with OHS training and competencies; (vii) Be familiar with a broad range of contemporary national and international OHS issues and priorities; (viii) Explain the influence of performance measures on improving OHS outcomes.


This course has four modules, as follows: 1. Disaster & Emergency Planning 2. Employment Relations 3. OHS Management Theory, Organisational Behaviour and Training 4. Contemporary OHS Priorities and Measuring OHS performance

Replacing Course(s) n/a
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 2
  • Examination: Formal - Examination
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Online group discussion is an assessable component of the course and students are required to contribute to this 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
Course Materials
  • Managing Occupational Health and Safety
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for OHSE6070

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