OHSE Hazards

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Australian Catholic University
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About this unit

Offered by Australian Catholic University through Open Universities Australia, this online unit will introduce you to a range of occupational health, safety and environmental hazards relevant to workplaces.

Expanding on your existing knowledge gained from the prerequisite units, this intermediate unit delves in-depth into specific organisational hazards, including physical, chemical and ergonomic hazards.

You will also explore concepts of occupational health, safety and environmental risk management, and how to assess and control such hazards.

Eligibility

You cannot complete this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following units:

  • Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Principles of Environmental Management

Areas of study

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

  • Natural hazards
  • Concepts of hazards and risks
  • Hazards and risks in organisations
  • Organisational hazards: physical hazards 1
  • Organisational hazards: physical hazards 2
  • Organisational hazards: chemical hazards
  • Organisational hazards: biohazards
  • Organisational hazards: ergonomics hazards
  • Organisational hazards: psychological stressors
  • Organisational hazards: managerial hazards
  • Risk management of OHSE hazards

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any course.

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 unit introduces you to a range of occupational health, safety and environmental hazards relevant to workplaces, plus concepts of risk management, which are directly applicable to practical work in organisations.

You will be able to communicate effectively with occupational health and safety professionals, and be able to identify sources of adverse effects on health and environment.

You will understand the impacts to health and environment with the interaction of the workplace, work systems, environment and people; and facilitate the control of OHSE risks to health or environment in organisations.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in OHSE Hazards 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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