OCHS11025 - Health and Safety Risk Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This foundation unit introduces you to the principles of risk management and their application within a health and safety context. You will be able to define the terms utilised in the broader principles of risk management and learn to identify, prioritise and manage hazards according to their risk in a variety of environments.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 3 - 2021 Profile

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

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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.

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I found the lectures engaging and the information very useful and relevant.
Continue to encourage lecture and tutorial (ISL and/or Zoom) attendance.
Action Taken
Students were regularly encouraged to attend lectures and tutorials via Moodle and EASICONNECT communication channels.
Source: 'Have your say' survey
Students requested that the tutorial for the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) be presented earlier than 2 weeks before due date.
The tutorial for the Job Safety Analysis will be delivered earlier in the term.
Action Taken
The tutorial for the Job Safety Analysis was delivered earlier in the term.
Source: Have Your Say
The pre-recorded lectures presented as a mini-series gave students greater flexibility, especially for those who work.
Continue to offer the pre-recorded lecture mini-series.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say
Students noted that the lecture timetabled for Friday afternoons was difficult to attend and sometimes distracting.
Request that this unit be scheduled earlier in the week.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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