Health and Safety in the Workplace
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThis course provides students with a practical and theoretical understanding of health and safety in the workplace. It also aims to provide students with the skills and qualifications needed to work as Health and Safety Professionals (Note: Occupational Health and Safety is currently a Priority Immigration Area with the Australian Government). In the past, the course has been accredited to train students as Accredited Workplace Health and Safety Officers (WHSO). With the abolition of the WHSO position from 31 December 2011 due to the 'federal harmonisation' of H&S law, the staff in 2006EHR have arranged so that both 2006EHR and 3004EHR( (Safety Management Production) are recognised for the purposes of obtaining a nationally recognised qualification, a Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety. While both courses will teach material needed to obtain a Certificate IV in OH&S, those wishing to receive a Certificate IV in OHS will need to complete (a) an additional 3-day course if they only do 2006EHR (b) a 2-day course if they do both 2006EHR and 3004EHR. Costings will be provided during the course but are app. $500, compared to over $2000 if done privately.Course IntroductionThis course differs from most that you will do at University in that it is extremely practical and professional in its focus. It aims to provide students with professionally recognised skills that will enable them to work as a professional H&S manager in either the private or public sector.Course AimsThis course has three distinct but inter-related aims. These are outlined below.The major objective of this course is to provide an introduction to occupational health and safety, with a focus on Queensland. At the end of the course students should have:an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues involved in managing health and safety in the workplaceThe capacity to research, analyse, apply and write reports on current Queensland and Australian OHS lawprofessional OHS skills comparable to that associated with the Certificate IV in Workplace Health & SafetyCertificate IVLearning OutcomesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:1 Understand the practical and theoretical aspects of managing H&S in the workplace2 Understand risk management principles for occupational health and safety3 Research, anlyse and Report on Queensland and Australian H&S law4 Gain professional skills comparable to that associated with a Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
Weighting/Marked out of
Test or quiz
Amber Risk Assessment
Assignment - Research-based Assignment
Report No. 1
Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
Report No. 2
Exam - selected and constructed responses
End of Semester Exam
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.