Management for Occupational Health and Safety

10 Units

This courses is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for effective management of occupational health and safety issues. It introduces students to key management theories, a framework, organisational safety behaviour, safety culture and high-reliability organisations.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse a range of management theories to inform health and safety management practice
  2. Gain an understanding of how occupational health and safety management has evolved as an area of practice and research
  3. Explore the role of organisational safety behaviour, culture and high-reliability organisations in occupational health and safety management
  4. Access and utilise peer-reviewed literature to develop effective health and safety management practice.
  1. Management theories in occupational health and safety
  2. Framework for understanding occupational health and safety management
  3. Organisational safety behaviour
  4. Safety culture
  5. High reliability organisations
  • To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed LEGL6004 or be active in the Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development program (40115) or the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability program (12323).
Assessment Items
  • Quiz: On-line Test
  • Literature Review: Critical review on occupational health and safety management
  • Formal Examination: Exam

Contact Hours


Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 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 2018 Course Timetables for OHSE6070
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