OCHS12002 - Occupational Health and Safety Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit develops technical competencies for the developing occupational health and safety practitioner. Students will visit a range of worksites and gain practical experience in conducting routine occupational health and safety activities.

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

OCHS11025 Health & Safety Risk Management and (OCHS11026 Introductory Occupational Health & Safety OR OCHS12001 Introductory Occupational Health & Safety).

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 - 2022

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

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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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46% 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 survey
Feedback
The students found the impromptu activities (i.e. speeches, how to..., where to find...) enhanced their learning of the unit and of their fellow class mates while at residential school.
Recommendation
Continue to run impromptu activities as a means for enhanced learning. These activities also provide an opportunity to build cohort cohesion which is useful when working in teams, as they do at residential school.
Action Taken
The impromptu activities continued into the virtual residential school environment.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students requested more practical guidance on the activities to be conducted during residential school, to help them come to residential school better prepared.
Recommendation
Embed more practical components into the pre-residential school lectures and tutorials.
Action Taken
More learning resources were created to support student practical skill development.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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