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OCHS12002 - Fundamentals of OHS Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course provides a practical application of the theory covered in OCHS12001. Students will be introduced to a range of worksites and learn how to conduct a walkthrough survey to identify commonly occurring workplace hazards. Students will develop skills in oral and written communication at residential school.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Corequisite: OCHS 12001

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 1 - 2010

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Gladstone
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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 2 - 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 50% 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: Have Your Say
Feedback
Interstate students appreciated the cost savings associated with the virtual residential school.
Recommendation
Consider the virtual residential school option for future offerings.
Action Taken
A virtual residential was conducted for 2021 due to COVID based restrictions.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the opportunity to interact with staff and peers during the residential school.
Recommendation
During residential school, continue the open discussions on OHS topics to maintain peer and staff-student interactions and professional development.
Action Taken
A number of practical activities (i.e. in breakout rooms) were conducted during the virtual residential to provide opportunities for students to engage with others and share their learning in a small group environment.
Source: Have Your say
Feedback
While ePortfolio allows for multiple file types within a single project submission, certain video formats would not upload into ePortfolio.
Recommendation
Where submission of video recordings is required, provide resources on video editing and formatting.
Action Taken
Resources were provided for this purpose. A few students experienced some minor difficulties but these were overcome with the assistance of the unit coordinator and the Technology and Service Assistance Centre.
Source: Student evaluation comments
Feedback
Some students had reported assessments being due in close proximity to each other towards the latter part of the term.
Recommendation
Review the spacing and allocation of assessment tasks during the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify commonly occurring workplace hazards
  2. Apply theoretical concepts learnt in other occupational health and safety courses to practical situations
  3. Conduct a "Walkthrough Survey" in a variety of worksites
  4. Present OHS information, in written and oral format

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment