CQUniversity Unit Profile
SAFE20016 Safety Systems and Regulation
Safety Systems and Regulation
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General Information

Overview

This unit is designed to equip the learner with a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary trends in the regulation and management of health and safety in organisations. Students will explore legal liability for health and safety and examine contemporary statutory developments regarding prevention. In addition, students will become acquainted with modern corporate governance and due diligence requirements which provide the impetus for the implementation of effective risk based health and safety management and its integration with organisational business processes.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 10%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 20%
4. Portfolio
Weighting: 30%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Students requested additional information regarding assessment requirements.

Recommendation

Additional information will be provided in assessment items to enable students to more easily understand and appreciate assessment requirements and expectations.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Timing for submission of assessment items should allow an opportunity for consideration of previous assessment feedback.

Recommendation

Attention will be paid to returning assignments by the due date and to allow consideration of feedback prior to the due date for subsequent assessment.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Interpret and apply legal concepts, processes and procedures relevant to liability for exposure to risk of fatality, injury and ill-health.
  2. Apply the work health and safety regulatory framework to determine legal exposure.
  3. Outline the elements of an effective risk based safety management system.
  4. Design, develop and implement a risk based safety management system.
  5. Evaluate the design, development and implementation of a risk based safety management system.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Portfolio - 10%
3 - Portfolio - 20%
4 - Portfolio - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Portfolio - 10%
3 - Portfolio - 20%
4 - Portfolio - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Aldo Raineri Unit Coordinator
a.raineri@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Unit

Chapter

  • Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapters 7 & 8
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the primary duty of care

Chapter

  • Johnstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapters 1- 4
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Compliance and Risk Management

Chapter

  • Jonstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapter 6
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Workplace Consultation

Chapter

  • Johnstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapter 7
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Other duties of care:

- corporate officers

- executive officers (Queensland)

- workers

- other persons at a workplace

Chapter

  • Johnstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapter 5
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Independent study

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Systematic safety management

Chapter

  • HSG65 Part 1
  • Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapter 4
  • AS ISO45001:2018
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar


Compliance Investigation Due: Week 6 Monday (20 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Leadership and culture

Chapter

  • HSG65 Part 2
  • Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapters 6 & 18
  • AS ISO45001:2018
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Plan (Developing the system)

Chapter

  • HSG65 Part 3 - Plan
  • Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapters 5, 11 & 17
  • AS ISO45001:2018
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar


Needs Analysis Due: Week 8 Monday (4 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Do (Implementation)

Chapter

  • HSG65 Part 3 - Do
  • Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapters 12, 13 & 14
  • AS ISO45001:2018
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Check (Monitoring and performance evaluation)

Chapter

  • HSG65 Part 3 - Check
  • Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapters 15 & 16
  • AS ISO45001:2018
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar


Consultation and Participation Procedure Due: Week 10 Monday (18 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Act (Improvement)

Chapter

  • HSG65 Part 3 - Act
  • AS ISO45001:2018
  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Review and independent study

Chapter

  • Supplementary readings in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Zoom Seminar


Safety Improvement Plan Due: Week 12 Monday (1 Jun 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Recommended references:


Work Health and Safety Law and Policy 3rd edition (2012)

Authors: R Johnstone, E Bluff & A Clayton

Thomson Reuters

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

ISBN 9780455229836


Safety Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Sustainable System (2012)

Authors: Lutchman, C., Maharaj, R. & Ghanem, E.

CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.

This text is available as an ebook and can be accessed from the CQ University online library.


Students should also refer to:

Successful Health and Safety Management HSG65, 2nd. edition, 1997, HSE,

which is free and downloadable from the following site: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg65.pdf

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Compliance Investigation

Task Description

Using the scenario provided on the unit Moodle site, determine whether any provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (or comparable legislation in Victoria or Western Australia) have been breached.

If so, outline which provisions have been breached, how and by whom (2 000 - 2 500 words)

Your submission should be submitted in word format only.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (20 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Monday (4 May 2020)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Relevance

  • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
  • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
  • Connections between discussion and evidence

Validity

  • Depth and extent of discussion: i.e. understanding of concepts and evidence
  • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
  • Judgement and reasoning: i.e. assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
  • Depth and extent of evidence used

Organisation

  • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
  • Structure and flow of information
  • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)

Presentation

  • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
  • Typographical precision
  • Referencing protocols
  • Length

A detailed assessment rubric will be available in Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Interpret and apply legal concepts, processes and procedures relevant to liability for exposure to risk of fatality, injury and ill-health.
  • Apply the work health and safety regulatory framework to determine legal exposure.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Needs Analysis

Task Description

Using the scenario provided on the moodle site and your analysis in Assessment 1, conduct a Needs Analysis to identify the matters for inclusion in a proposed new Safety Management System (SMS) for the organisation.

Submissions should be in word format only. The procedure should not exceed 1 000 words.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (4 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Monday (18 May 2020)


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

Relevance

  • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
  • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
  • Connections between discussion and evidence

Validity

  • Depth and extent of discussion; ie: understanding of concepts and evidence
  • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
  • Judgement and reasoning; ie: assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
  • Depth and extent of evidence used

Organisation

  • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
  • Structure and flow of information
  • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)
Presentation

  • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
  • Typographical precision
  • Referencing protocols
  • Length

  • Referencing Style

    Submission
    Online

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Outline the elements of an effective risk based safety management system.


    Graduate Attributes
    • Knowledge
    • Communication
    • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
    • Research
    • Self-management
    • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
    • Leadership

    3 Portfolio

    Assessment Title
    Consultation and Participation Procedure

    Task Description

    Develop a comprehensive Consultation and Participation procedure for the organisation that complies with relevant legislation.

    Submissions should be in word format only and should align with the example(s) provided in the Moodle site for this unit. The procedure should not exceed 2 000 words.


    Assessment Due Date

    Week 10 Monday (18 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


    Return Date to Students

    Week 12 Monday (1 Jun 2020)


    Weighting
    20%

    Assessment Criteria

    Relevance

    • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
    • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
    • Connections between discussion and evidence

    Validity

    • Depth and extent of discussion; ie: understanding of concepts and evidence
    • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
    • Judgement and reasoning; ie: assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
    • Depth and extent of evidence used

    Organisation

    • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
    • Structure and flow of information
    • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)
    Presentation
    • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
    • Typographical precision
    • Referencing protocols
    • Length

    A detailed assessment matrix will be provided on Moodle.



    Referencing Style

    Submission
    Online

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Design, develop and implement a risk based safety management system.


    Graduate Attributes
    • Knowledge
    • Communication
    • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
    • Research
    • Self-management
    • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
    • Leadership

    4 Portfolio

    Assessment Title
    Safety Improvement Plan

    Task Description

    Develop a Safety Improvement Plan for the organisation. The aim is to effectively implement the new SMS and ensure regulatory compliance after the incident outlined in the scenario. In order to secure the necessary resources to implement your plan you will need to justify your proposals to management.

    The plan should include specific information relating to each proposed implementation action, time frames, resources, accountabilities, performance indicators, targets and evaluation criteria which will support your justification.

    Your plan should be submitted in word format and should be between 2 000 - 2 500 words.


    Assessment Due Date

    Week 12 Monday (1 Jun 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


    Return Date to Students

    Exam Week Monday (15 Jun 2020)


    Weighting
    30%

    Assessment Criteria

    Relevance

    • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
    • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
    • Connections between discussion and evidence
    • Practicality of implementation actions

    Validity

    • Depth and extent of discussion; ie: understanding of concepts and evidence
    • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
    • Judgement and reasoning; ie: assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
    • Depth and extent of evidence used

    Organisation

    • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
    • Structure and flow of information
    • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)
    Presentation
    • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
    • Typographical precision
    • Referencing protocols
    • Length

    A detailed assessment rubric will be provided in Moodle.


    Referencing Style

    Submission
    Online

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Evaluate the design, development and implementation of a risk based safety management system.


    Graduate Attributes
    • Knowledge
    • Communication
    • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
    • Research
    • Self-management
    • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
    • Leadership

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    As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

    Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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