OHSE Law

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 you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework regulating health, safety, security, welfare and environmental legislation impacting on organisations.

You will gain a foundation in legal concepts across the nature of law, judicial and court systems, common law and equity, and the common law of employment and environmental protection.

Furthermore, the unit explores specific Australian legislation for safety, security, health and environment for occupational health and safety, workers compensation and injury management, environmental planning and assessment, environmental protection, security and anti-terrorism laws.

Eligibility

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

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

Areas of study

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

  • Introduction to safety, security, health and environment law
  • Overview of OHSE law
  • Overview of occupational security law
  • General safety, security, health and environment duties
  • Personal liability for safety, security, health and environment offences
  • OHSE management systems: performance measurement, evaluation and enforcement

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management,?Australian Catholic University
  • 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 unit teaches you to understand OHSE from a legal perspective, providing a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework regulating health, safety, security, welfare and environmental legislation impacting on organisations, and exploring specific Australian legislation.

Students will understand concepts of OH&S management in a legislative context, plus safety, security, health and environment legislation as it applies to organisations, including occupational health and safety law, security and anti-terrorism law and environmental legislation.

By studying legal failures and inadequacies, you will learn how OHSE risks to health or environment in organisations can be controlled, and the principles of law involved in risk management.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in OHSE Law 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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