Management for Occupational Health and Safety

10 Units

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

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and evaluate the impacts of a broad range of disasters and emergencies potentially affecting the workplace and the wider community.
  2. Identify and explain the underlying need for emergency preparedness contingencies and associated regulatory obligations.
  3. Analyse the relationship between employment relations systems and effective Health and Safety management.
  4. Identify, analyse and explain a broad range of management theories and viewpoints.
  5. Identify and analyse the type and effectiveness of the Health and Safety Management System adopted in terms of the political, social, regulatory and business environment in which the organisation operates.
  6. Identify and analyse the issues and legislative obligations associated with Health and Safety training and competencies.
  7. Analyse and explain the influence of performance measures on improving Health and Safety outcomes.
  8. Outline a broad range of contemporary national and international Health and Safety issues and priorities.

This course has four modules, as follows:

  1. Disaster and Emergency Planning
  2. Employment Relations
  3. Health and Safety Management Theory, Organisational Behaviour and Training
  4. Contemporary Health and Safety Priorities and Measuring Health and Safety performance
  • Pre-requisite - successful completion of LEGL6004
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment (Management of Emergencies)
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion
  • Formal Examination: Exam
Contact Hours
  • Online Activity: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Students are expected to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course)
Course Materials
  • Managing Occupational Health & Safety
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for OHSE6070
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