Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This courses is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for effective management of occupational health and safety issues. It introduces students to key management theories, a framework, organisational safety behaviour, safety culture and high-reliability organisations.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically analyse a range of management theories to inform health and safety management practice

2. Gain an understanding of how occupational health and safety management has evolved as an area of practice and research

3. Explore the role of organisational safety behaviour, culture and high-reliability organisations in occupational health and safety management

4. Access and utilise peer-reviewed literature to develop effective health and safety management practice.


  1. Management theories in occupational health and safety
  2. Framework for understanding occupational health and safety management
  3. Organisational safety behaviour
  4. Safety culture
  5. High reliability organisations


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed LEGL6004 or be active in the Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development program (40115) or the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability program (12323).

Assessment items

Quiz: On-line Test

Literature Review: Critical review on occupational health and safety management

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