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 SCA 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 - 2022

Term 3 - 2022 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 48% response rate.

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.

Source: Student Unit Evaluation Survey
Students enjoy learning about the risk concepts through case studies of real world events.
Continue to show how the risk concepts apply in the real world. I recommend the continued use of case studies as they enhance student learning.
Action Taken
Case studies were provided during lectures.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation Survey
Open topic (pop-up) tutorials held a week before the assessment items are due allowed students to ask questions that helped to refine their submissions.
Continue to provide students the opportunity to ask questions about their assessments about one week before the submission date.
Action Taken
Tutorials were held in each week of the term and Q&A monitored daily.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation Survey
Students enjoyed developing the annotated bibliography with their classmates
Continue to scaffold teamwork in the form of group work activities where the contribution of others does not impact any student's individual grade.
Action Taken
The annotated bibliography has been discontinued due to the redesign of assessment tasks to align to VET competencies.
Source: Student unit and teaching evaluation.
This is the first time I have seen a Moodle site in this configuration. Each tile is very full of information and trying to re-find certain files or imbedded information was a struggle.
A review of content presented and its logical scaffolding will be undertaken.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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