This unit is a study of the basic Principles of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management. It is delivered online via Open Universities Australia and Australian Catholic University with the most current legislation for the regulation of OH&S in Australia in mind.
You will cover the main areas which an OH&S manager would supervise, such as duty of care, consultation, hazard awareness, risk assessment and management, training, employee duties, emergency planning, security risks, OH&S systems standards and auditing and regular performance measuring and assessment.
This unit is a general overview of the above topics, and many of them are addressed in finer detail in further undergraduate and postgraduate units.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because it is considered academically equivalent:
Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
Areas of study
In this Principles of Occupational Health and Safety unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to occupational health and safety (OH&S)
OHSE management systems: consultation and training
Hazards, risks and risk management
OH&S management: risk assessment and control
Security risk management
Standards for OH&S management systems
Evaluation of OHSE performance
Unit wrap up: rethinking OH&S
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. 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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This unit will teach you OH&S concepts and terms. You will be able to communicate clearly and efficiently with OH&S professionals, and have an understanding of the concepts and principles of OH&S management within the context of an organisation or business.
You will be able to measure the negative impacts on workplace environments, health and wellbeing, and develop ways to communicate OH&S information and data as well as being able to oversee and run OH&S training and education sessions.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Principles of Occupational Health and Safety 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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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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