Course Title: Work Health and Safety and the Organisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Work Health and Safety and the Organisation

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1360

City Campus

Postgraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1360

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: David Oswald

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1091

Course Coordinator Email: david.oswald@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.67

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course, you will review of how the organisational structure and context impacts on OHS management systems, culture and operational decisions affecting work and workers.

Current accident causation theory and human error are reviewed with effect on performance measurement and accident investigations.

You will critically examine operations of safety management systems, their audits and system effectiveness. You will explore how organisations develop safety culture to become high reliability organisations.



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will contribute to 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 



On completion of this course you will be able to fulfill the requirements of the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the current theories relating to human error and organisational context that lead to workplace accidents
  2. Apply knowledge of legislation, standards and codes to management systems and employment in day-to-day activities
  3. Demonstrate ability to collect, analyse and use relevant literature and workplace data on management systems in a systematic way with appropriate attention to ethical, legal and confidentiality constraints
  4. Consult and communicate with stakeholders in a manner which recognises the industrial framework and social context of the workplace
  5. Utilise practical knowledge and skills to investigate and improve OHS management systems within an organisation




Overview of Learning Activities

You 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. Assessment consists of:

  1. Individual written assignment on the analysis of a safety culture in an organisation (20%) CLO 1,2
  2. Individual written assignment on organisational procedures and a legal compliance audit (25%) CLO 1,2,3
  3. Individual written assignment on OHS corporate governance (30%) CLO2,4,5
  4. Group analysis of a safety disaster case study requiring a written report and presentation (25%) CLO 1,2,3,4,5

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.  

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. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.