The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Achieving and maintaining high standards of safety in any workplace by managing and controlling occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards and risks is the heart of a safety practitioners and professionals day-to-day functions. This course prepares students to apply advanced knowledge and skills to identify, assess, control a range of OHS hazards through an evidence-based approach.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify theoretical underpinning and current debates in occupational health and safety (OHS) hazard and risk management and control from a range of perspectives

2. Apply an evidence-based approach to OHS risk control and management

3. Adapt and apply appropriate OHS risk control and management processes and methods across a range of workplace OHS hazards

4. Provide high-level advice to a wide range of audiences effective methods and strategies for controlling and managing OHS hazards and risks


  1. Evidence-based approach to OHS hazard management and control
  2. OHS hazard and risk management processes and methods
  3. Management and control of Slips, Trips and Fall hazards
  4. Management and control of Fire Safety hazards
  5. Mangement and control of Emergencies
  6. Management and control of Plant hazards

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment on OHS Hazard Management and Control

Report: Report on OHS hazard management and control

Quiz: Online Test

Contact hours


Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 81 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

6 hours per week for 10 weeks, 7 hours per week for 3 weeks.