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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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. Group Work 30%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 72.22% 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
Students expressed a desire for more time at residential school to prepare for their team presentations.
The timetable will be designed to allow students more time to prepare for team assignments.
Action Taken
Time was allocated to teamwork activities during residential school.
Source: Have Your Say
Distance students enjoyed the opportunity to learn in a classroom environment.
The workshop style rooms located in building 29 worked well and allowed for greater collaborative opportunity. This room style will be sought for subsequent offerings.
Action Taken
Access to building 29's workshop style rooms were once again available.
Source: Have Your Say survey and student reflections
Students appreciated meeting and accessing the expertise of the four lecturers in person while at residential.
Continue to involve members of staff with relevant OHS industry expertise.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say survey
Some students requested more guidance on developing hazard checklists prior to residential school commencement.
Greater guidance on developing the generic hazard checklist will be provided in future offerings.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate practical skills in hazard identification, assessment, control and review.
  2. Apply theoretical concepts to practical situations.
  3. Apply legislation, occupational health and safety guidelines and scientific evidence toward safety strategies.
  4. Communicate occupational health and safety information professionally to a variety of audiences.
  5. Utilise skills in ethical practice, teamwork and reflection at the level of a developing OHS practitioner.
  6. Construct a formal inspection report demonstrating evidence based-practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Group Work
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
1 - Group Work