OCHS13021 - Future Paradigms in OHS B

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is Part B of a two-unit learning series which will provide students the opportunity to consolidate and practically apply all of the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed during their learning journey in the OHS course. There is a specific emphasis on developing higher order skills and understandings which are representative of the holistic application of core skills that occurs when the professional understands the interaction between core disciplinary domains in solving complex problems. In addition, students will explore professional practice through the lens of OHS professional practice models, critical reflection, applied research methodology, and project management. During this unit (Part B), students will complete the project work with their industry sponsor and will prepare appropriate dissemination documentation and a seminar presentation. Students will create and submit a professional portfolio of their work which will include a critque of the Body of Knowledge for OHS Professionals. This unit has a strong emphasis on evidence-informed practice which will require guided and independent research activity to successfully complete this unit.

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:

OCHS13010 Applied Worksite Analysis or

OCHS13020 Future Paradigms in OHS A

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

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

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. Portfolio 30%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. Presentation and 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

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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.

Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students need to be made aware of placement scholarship opportunities.
Recommendation
Ensure information on placement scholarship opportunities are provided as early as possible in the year.
Action Taken
Students were provided with information about placement scholarship opportunities as soon as that information became available to the Unit Coordinator. One student was successful in obtaining scholarship support.
Source: Staff reflection
Feedback
Placement hosts often provide students qualifications, skills and other benefits during placements, however the value of these items may not always be apparent to students.
Recommendation
Ensure that students understand the value of the qualifications, skills and other benefits they receive during placement.
Action Taken
Some of this information was incorporated into relevant tutorials and lectures about placement. It was individually re-iterated with the students who received such benefits.
Source: Have Your Say survey and staff reflection.
Feedback
Students have requested mock interview opportunities.
Recommendation
Develop a series of short (10 minute) videos to provide additional support in resume development and interview skills. Provide mock interview opportunities on a request basis.
Action Taken
Mock interview opportunities were not requested in 2019. Development of the short videos has commenced.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
The professional preparedness portfolio should meet the needs of a students with a varied range of experiences.
Recommendation
Review the professional preparedness portfolio to ensure it meets the needs of students at all levels of safety professional experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explore and develop over-the-horizon solutions to unique problems in OHS.
  2. Evaluate the synergies between designed systems within socio-technical environments.
  3. Problem solve and create appropriate artefacts to disseminate learning in OHS.
  4. Critically review the Body of Knowledge for OHS Professionals with particular attention to the Model for Professional Practice.
  5. Critically reflect on your knowledge, skills and attitudes and contrast them against the guidance produced by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board and international professional groups such as the American Society of Safety Engineers.
  6. Critically reflect and evaluate your preparedness for OHS professional practice.
  7. Communicate how you will contribute to creating future paradigms for professional and ethical OHS practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation and 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 7
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 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment