Course Title: Human Factors Management

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM6115

Course Title: Human Factors Management

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

COMM 5104 Writing Technical Documents

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in developing and maintaining workplace activities and procedures to manage human factors.
This course develops skills in developing and maintaining workplace activities and procedures to manage human factors and study maintenance incidence which impact on the aerospace industry.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH136 Human Factors Management

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse how human factors can impact on workplace processes.
2. Analyse a workplace incident to identify the role of human factors in their cause.
3. Develop a workplace procedure designed to minimise the impact of human factors on workplace processes.

Details of Learning Activities

1. Classroom lectures

2. Excursions.

3. Guest speakers

Teaching Schedule

Weeks TopicsAssessments
oneDefinitions: causal factors of incidents, non-conformances, near-misses, erors. 
twoSHEL model. Reason model.of human error causation 
three Documentation including log-books, de-briefing  
 four  Training, manuals and other implementation of remediation and rectification strategies. 
 five Skills based, rule-based, and knowledge=based behaviour 
 six revision test

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Notes from guest speakers

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.

Assessment Tasks

1. Written-based test on human-factors terminology, in week six of course. Total: 100% of marks.

Assessment Matrix


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