Course Title: Work Health and Safety Intervention Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Work Health and Safety Intervention Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Katrin Leifels

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2813

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.27

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment, Weds 2.00-4.00pm

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisite courses before you commence this course:

  • PUBH1361 Principles and Practice of Work Health and Safety,
  • PUBH1384 Critical Thinking and Decision Making and
  • ENVI1020 Work Health and Safety Legal Systems,

and at least one of:

  • PUBH1012 Occupational Ergonomics
  • PUBH1358 Work Hazards and Controls 1
  • PUBH1385 The Psychosocial Environment


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  Further information:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k

Course Description

This is a capstone project carried out in the final semester of the Graduate Diploma OHS. This course provides the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in applying Occupational Health and Safety principles and practice within a workplace.

  • With the assistance and approval from your organisation sponsor, you will implement an OHS intervention project in an organisation of your choice. This project may relate to a chemical, physical, psychosocial or organisational OHS issues appropriate to your organisation.
  • You are required to identify the research title and secure approval from the course coordinator at the beginning of the final year session. You will be guided by your RMIT supervisor in the design and implementation of your project and will have individual regular contact with your project supervisor(s).

On completion of this course, you should have the capability consult, build relationships, work within an organisational context and to develop a business case for an intervention.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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

  • You will demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods to execute a substantial capstone project.
  • You will be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and OHS problem solving skills to plan and execute a substantial research-based project or capstone project.
  • You will have technical and communication skills to design, implement and evaluate developments in OHS that influence OHS professional practice or scholarship.
  • You will have research skills to interpret OHS issues, justify and communicate OHS decisions for specialist and non-specialist audiences.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

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

  1. Develop research proposal (project brief) reflecting introduction, literature critique, method, qualitative or quantitative analysis of the results, discussion and recommendation.
  2. Conduct critical review of relevant literature.
  3. Present results using tables, charts, and make informed discussions underpinned by quantitative or qualitative research results and searched literatures.
  4. Develop an integrated report with introduction, literature critique, method, results, qualitative or quantitative analysis of the results, discussion, recommendation and solution communication plan based on findings.



Overview of Learning Activities

This course is provided in mixed mode with lectures provided at the beginning of the semester, followed by on-line real time tutorials to further explore the issues raised in the block lectures. 

  • Lectures: Note – it is a mandatory requirement for students to be present in the intensive face-to-face teaching week at the beginning of the semester.
  • Presentations and group discussions 
  • Practical exercises; and 
  • Independent study.

Total Study hours:  A total of 120 hours of study is expected during this course, comprising: 

  • Teacher-guided activities: lectures at the beginning of the semester, practical classes and on-line real time tutorials
  • Student-directed activities: You are expected to study independently managing your own learning progress

You will receive feedback on your academic progress during discussion and when assignments are returned.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

Lecture notes, reference lists, library resources and specialised software will also be made available to students in this course. ‘Collaborate’ and other web-based tools will be used to provide online real time discussion in tutorials.

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:

Task 1: Individual work: Project Brief (Research Proposal). 20% weighting. CLO1

Task 2: Individual work: Critical literature review. 25% weighting. CLO2. 

Task 3: Integrated Report of research. 40% weighting. CLO1, CLO3, CLO4.

Task 4: Presentation and Posters. 15% weighting. CLO3

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.