OHSE Auditing

Qualification: Unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Australian Catholic University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

OHSE Auditing will teach you everything you need to know about implementing an effective occupational health, safety and environment (OHSE) management system in the workplace. You will learn about OHSE theory, current management standards, the principles of risk management, and the wider legislative context.

You will gain the skills necessary to set up an OHSE system, from creating the framework and collecting evidence, to assessing the risks, and analysing and reporting results. You will learn audit interview skills, how to lead an audit team, and how to communicate effectively with colleagues and other OHSE professionals.

This online unit is provided over 13 weeks through Open Universities Australia and the Australian Catholic University. It is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the audit process, as well as the practical skills required to carry out an audit in a professional environment.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed a unit considered academically equivalent. Enquire now to find out more. To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed the following unit:

  • Principles of OHSE Management

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Areas of study

In this OHSE Auditing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to OHSE
  • Management and management system standards
  • Hazards, risks and risk management
  • Environment management systems
  • The OHSE management system standards
  • Environment management systems standards
  • OHSE MS performance measures
  • OHSE auditing
  • The audit process
  • Audit tools
  • Audit interview skills
  • Leading audit teams

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Australian Catholic University
  • Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Australian Catholic University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This online unit is intended for people whose job involves OHSE auditing, or who wish to pursue a career in this field. It will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out an OHSE audit in the workplace.

You will learn about OHSE theory, risk management, and the latest management standards. You will develop the skills necessary to effectively identify, assess and control OHSE risks in the workplace. Upon completion, you will feel confident leading an audit team, be familiar with the relevant legislation, and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and other OHSE professionals.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in OHSE Auditing 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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Financial assistance

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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