Course Title: Work, Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Work, Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18

Course Coordinator: Dr Simon Fry

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1481

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.71

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to the key concepts and practices related to the management of occupational health and safety. A multidisciplinary approach is taken, which explores the contributions of disciplines including law, sociology, industrial relations and expert technical approaches, to understanding and addressing occupational injury and disease. The course explores contemporary issues and debates in the field, the regulation of OHS, and risk management. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Analyse and apply the key concepts underpinning contemporary OHS systems and practice within organisational contexts.
  2. Analyse and apply the contribution of multiple disciplines to the understanding and resolution of OHS.
  3. Investigate and evaluate risk management principles and frameworks in a workplace context to inform best practice.
  4. Communicate OHS data and concepts to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will learn through lectures, group discussion to introduce and analyse scenarios and real world applications confronting organizations and other parties in OHS.

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 4
Assessment Task 2: 20%
Linked CLOs: 4
Assessment Task 3: 50%
Lined CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.