Management for Occupational Health and Safety

Course code OHSE6070
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course examines six key areas associated with effective Health and Safety management. These areas are: disaster/ emergency planning and preparedness; employment relations; theories and systems of management and organisational behaviour; Health and Safety training and competencies; contemporary Health & Safety priorities; measuring Health and Safety performance.


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  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and evaluate the impacts of a broad range of disasters and emergencies potentially affecting the workplace and the wider community.

2. Identify and explain the underlying need for emergency preparedness contingencies and associated regulatory obligations.

3. Analyse the relationship between employment relations systems and effective Health and Safety management.

4. Identify, analyse and explain a broad range of management theories and viewpoints.

5. Identify and analyse the type and effectiveness of the Health and Safety Management System adopted in terms of the political, social, regulatory and business environment in which the organisation operates.

6. Identify and analyse the issues and legislative obligations associated with Health and Safety training and competencies.

7. Analyse and explain the influence of performance measures on improving Health and Safety outcomes.

8. Outline a broad range of contemporary national and international Health and Safety issues and priorities.


This course has four modules, as follows:

  1. Disaster and Emergency Planning
  2. Employment Relations
  3. Health and Safety Management Theory, Organisational Behaviour and Training
  4. Contemporary Health and Safety Priorities and Measuring Health and Safety performance


Pre-requisite - successful completion of LEGL6004

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment (Management of Emergencies)

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact Hours

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Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course