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


Course Description

In this course, you will have the opportunity to work within an organisational context to develop a business case for an OHS intervention. 

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). 

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for MC282 and GD052.  This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop 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
  • Utilise specific research and technical skills to develop and implement occupational health and safety strategies and solutions that address complex problems and issues to enhance health and safety deliverables and governance in creative and sustainable ways

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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.