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SAFE20019 - Evidence-Informed OHS Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides you with the opportunity to consolidate and practically apply all of the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed during your learning journey in the course, particularly with regard to human factors, occupational health and hygiene, safety science, and risk management. The unit also develops theoretical and methodological knowledge to allow you to evaluate the evidence that will inform your professional practice. There is a specific emphasis on developing higher order skills and understanding which are representative of the holistic application of core skills that occurs when a professional understands the interaction between disciplinary domains in solving complex problems.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AINV20006 Safety and Accident Phenomenology

Co-requisite: SAFE20011 Exposures and Health Risk, SAFE20017 Human Factors in Complex Systems
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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 Postgraduate 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 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 80% 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
Annotated Bibliography was very lengthy and it only contributed 20% for the overall grade
Review distribution of grades to consider an increase percentage allocated for the Annotated bibliography: note that this is an enabling task for the final literature review.
Action Taken
No specific action taken in this regard - a redistribution of grades for all assessment activities in the unit will be considered.
Source: Have Your Say
Assessment tasks presented nothing new from previous studies.
As this is a practical unit, assessment tasks involve the application of knowledge gained throughout the course to authentic workplace activities. While experienced students may feel unchallenged by these, they nonetheless provide an AQF level 8 benchmark for emerging and experienced safety professionals.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say
Time required to complete the reports was definitely not reflected in the 30% allocated to the residential school assessment items
Assessment weights for the unit will be re-balanced to provide a greater weighting to residential school activities.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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