Case Studies in OHSE is an intermediate unit from the Australian Catholic University, made available through Open Universities Australia. You will use a range of case studies to explore themes and inter-relationships around a variety of safety, health and environment events and concerns – including DDT, asbestos, Bhopal, Piper Alpha, Exxon Valdez, melanoma and workplace cancer. The unit also contains an in-depth exploration of OHSE as an integrated concept and management model.
Following on from earlier studies in occupational health, safety and environmental management, this online unit will teach you to effectively assess the impact of adverse effects on health and environment within organisations, and to understand the inter-relationship of these effects with the interaction of the workplace, work systems, the environment and people.
By exploring case studies of failures and inadequacies in past situations, you will come to understand how OHSE risks to health or environment in organisation can be controlled, and will be expected to develop a practical model of OHSE management while analysing issues that are of relevance to your experience and background.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following units:
Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
Principles of Environmental Management
Applicants must also ensure they have not completed a previous version of this unit.
Areas of study
In this Case Studies in OHSE unit, the topics you will study include:
Principles of occupational health, safety and environment
The organochlorine pesticides
Lead in paint
Solar radiation and melanoma
Occupational health, safety and environment – a bigger picture
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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OHSE is a richly rewarding and constantly developing field, which helps to ensure that people's welfare and wellbeing in the workplace is constantly being monitored and addressed. From preventing work-related illnesses and injuries to applying good management and risk-assessment skills across a wider team, OHSE offers a varied and challenging workload.
Businesses are increasingly mindful of the importance of OHSE, and there is growing demand for graduates who can integrate these issues and demonstrate good management skills. This unit promotes practical, analytical and technical skills within the field and should provide you with an excellent grounding for a future career.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Case Studies in OHSE from the Australian Catholic University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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