OHSE Ergonomics and Human Factors

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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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

Offered by Australian Catholic University through Open Universities Australia, this online unit equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the ergonomics and human factors relevant to ergonomic risks in organisations.

Expanding on your existing knowledge gained from the prerequisite unit, Principles of OHSE Management, this advanced unit within the field of occupational health, safety and environmental management focuses on the design of user-centred, human-machine-environment systems for workplaces.

You gain an integrated understanding of the complex relationship between workplace environments and employees’ health and wellbeing, exploring topics such as work-station design, shift work and fatigue and manual materials handling.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

  • Ergonomics and Human Factors

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 Ergonomics and Human Factors unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to ergonomics and human factors
  • Anthropometry and work-station design
  • Manual materials handling
  • Repetitive motion tasks and injuries
  • Human information processing
  • Controls and displays
  • Human error, incidents and safety
  • Work-system design
  • Training, skills and cognitive task analysis
  • Shift work and fatigue
  • Office ergonomics – seated work
  • Ergonomic assessments and incident investigation

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?

Upon completion of this unit, you will have an integrated understanding of the complex relationship between workplace environments and employees’ health and wellbeing, which is directly applicable to designing appropriate spaces and utilities for organisations.

You will learn to identify sources of and assess the impacts of adverse effects on health and environment. This unit will give you the skills to control OHSE risks to health or environment in organisations, and understand concepts of physical ergonomics and cognitive ergonomics and human factors.

You will be able to interpret ergonomics data and conduct an ergonomics assessment; and set up a workplace workstation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in OHSE Ergonomics and Human Factors from 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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