OCHS13017 - Resilient Organisations

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will consider some of the latest theories in the Safety Sciences, particularly in relation to the concept of resilience in organisations and broader organisational culture issues. The factors which influence the quality and validity of decision making within organisations, such as, values, mindfulness, culture, adaptive systems, participation and leadership in complex socio-technical systems will be considered. You will critically reflect on and evaluate theories such as resilience engineering, high reliability organisations, safety culture and safety climate, and discuss the usefulness of these theories to practice. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate the usefulness of the tools and methods available to measure and monitor factors that affect resilience and other safety science concepts within organisations.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:- AINV11002

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 - 2020

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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. Critical Review 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Literature Review or Systematic Review 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

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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.

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Students requested the assessment tasks be made clearer.
Recommendation
Review and revise the assessment tasks to ensure that the assessment requirements are clear and easily understood.
Action Taken
Wording for the assessment tasks was revised.
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Students requested less reading material and felt the volume of reading was too high.
Recommendation
Review the amount of reading material provided to students.
Action Taken
Students were supplied with a variety of underpinning readings and encouraged to seek contemporary literature to support their learnings.
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Students requested that the lecturer be more engaging during the Zoom lecture.
Recommendation
Review the lecture delivery and content to better engage with the students.
Action Taken
Lectures were pre-recorded and the weekly zoom session were then available as a question and answer session.
Source: Student Feedback
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More specific requirements in the grading criteria will help students.
Recommendation
Review the assessment grading rubrics and guidance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
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Students requested less reading material and felt the volume of reading was too high.
Recommendation
The underpinning readings will be reviewed and students will be encouraged to seek contemporary literature to support their learnings in this emerging topic within the Safety Science discipline.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explore the characteristics of resilience in organisations.
  2. Develop an ability to critically read and write on contemporary safety science theories from an evidence-informed advancing safety professional perspective.
  3. Evaluate the theories that underpin resilience in organisations such as resilience engineering, safety culture and high reliability organisations and discuss the usefulness of these theories to practice.
  4. Discern those factors which influence the quality and validity of decision making within organisations, such as, values, mindfulness, culture, adaptive systems, participation and leadership.
  5. Compare controversial terms related to safety and culture and the ongoing debate underlying these precepts and relationships.
  6. Evaluate the usefulness of the tools and methods available to measure and monitor contemporary safety science concepts such as organisational resilience potentials and safety culture/safety climate.

Nil at this time but congruent with the new Body of Knowledge released by the Australian OHS Education Board.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Critical Review
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
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
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - Written Assessment
3 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
1 - Critical Review