Course Title: Work Health and Safety Legal Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Work Health and Safety Legal Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ENVI1020

City Campus

Postgraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015

ENVI1020

City Campus

Postgraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ENVI1020

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Dr Ken Osakwe / Dan Feldman

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 0273

Course Coordinator Email: kennedy.osakwe@rmit.edu.au or dan.feldman@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.59

Course Coordinator Availability: Wednesday 11am - 1.00pm or by appointment through email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course aims to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills on:

  • how to apply the legal systems that impact workplace health and safety, in particular Australian work health and safety law, worker’s compensation law, labour law, equity law (eg equal opportunity and anti-discrimination) and associated regulatory systems;
  • how to examine key statutes, regulations and common law relevant to OHS management;
  • how to examine strategies for OHS professionals to manage legal obligations, and to interface on legal issues with all relevant stakeholders
  • the role of the OHS regulator is discussed.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex occupational health and safety theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of occupational health and safety
  • Professionally communicate and justify project scope, design, implementation, strategy and /or outcomes, engaging effectively with diverse stakeholders across a range of industry sectors  


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of regulation and regulatory mechanisms in controlling OHS outcomes within organisations
  2. Locate, evaluate, interpret and provide health & safety information appropriate to the workplace.
  3. Collect, analyse and use workplace data in a systematic way with appropriate attention to ethical, legal and confidentiality constraints.
  4. Interpret and apply relevant legislation, standards and codes in day-to-day OHS activities.



Overview of Learning Activities

TYou will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion,individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both. 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Task 1: Individual work: Written assignment covering principles of law (30%).  CLOs 1,2

Task 2: Individual work- Written assignment covering the analysis of a court case (20%) CLOs 1,2,3,4.

Task 3: Individual work - Oral presentation and written report on the analysis of a legal issue in your workplace (20%).  CLOs 2,3,4

Task 4: Open Book Exam - End of semester written exam (30%). CLOs 1,2,3,4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.