SAFE20012 - Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides you with the opportunity to examine the context, analytical tools and problem solving methods appropriate to your selected area of specialisation within the course. In this unit you will commence a mentoring arrangement with one or more staff who have specific expertise in the relevant specialisation. In this phase of your learning journey there is an emphasis on self-directed learning, and you will explore literature relevant to your specific interests within the specialisation with the support of your mentor(s).


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2022

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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 0%
2. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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 and coordinator observations
One-on-one mentoring sessions provide students the opportunity to explore specific areas of interest within the different specialisation streams.
Continue promoting the individualised nature of the unit by building mentoring capacity in the various specialisation streams.
Action Taken
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and the university restructuring many of the postgraduate supervisors in the Transport and Safety Science team have left the university and students have had to be re-allocated supervisors. This is the last time this unit will be taught as the Safety Science Masters courses have been cancelled from future university offerings.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interpret, discuss and apply contemporary principles, theories, paradigms, models and methods relating to your selected area of specialisation
  2. Identify and assess the context and key issues relevant to your selected area of specialisation
  3. Evaluate contemporary measures for the prevention, control, investigation and management of risks and associated incidents in your selected area of specialisation.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment