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,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023


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,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22,
Offsh3 22,
Offsh1 23,
Offsh3 23


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet2 2023


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


630H Management


Viet2 2022,
Viet2 2023

Course Coordinator: Professor David Fan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0255

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: By email

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 workplace health, safety and wellbeing. 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, disease and wellbeing. The course explores contemporary issues and debates in the field and the regulation of workplace health, safety and wellbeing.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Analyse and apply the contribution of multiple disciplines to the understanding and impact of occupational injury and occupational disease in workplaces and the community. 

CLO2: Investigate, apply and evaluate hazard and risk management principles and frameworks.

CLO3 Communicate WHS data and concepts, using written, oral and visual tools, in inclusive and culturally appropriate ways.

CLO4: Evaluate and articulate knowledge of psychosocial and wellbeing issues in the workplace. 

CLO5: Analyse and apply the key concepts underpinning contemporary Work, Health and Safety theories, systems and practice within organisational contexts. A new CLO6 is proposed.  

CLO6: Apply skills to enhance working in and with teams and groups

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1 - 40%, Linked CLOs 1,3,4

Assessment Task 2 - 20% Linked CLOs 1,6

Assessment Task 3 - 40%, Linked CLOS 1,2,3,4,5