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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.07% 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 feedback
Smaller practicum groups would aid learning
Review student group sizes to match the activity.
Action Taken
Student groups sizes were smaller this offering.
Source: Student feedback
Res School: more practice using hygiene equipment before the practicum. Go through the inspection checklists, hygiene reports and risk assessments in more detail
Include more introductions and explanations of each tool and equipment used before commencement of each practicum exercise.
Action Taken
Activities during residential school and the tools used were each discussed in a designated time before practice took place.
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
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
Unit learning Outcomes
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