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.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA 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

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 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40% 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: Residential School Evaluations
Feedback
Students need to understand the importance of preparation for the residential school activities.
Recommendation
Emphasise the importance of students completing all preparatory activities prior to attending the residential schools.
Action Taken
Review sessions were held in the four weeks leading up to the residential school.
Source: Residential School Evaluations
Feedback
Students need to understand the importance of workplace site visit courtesy and their role as a visitor on a heavy industrial worksite.
Recommendation
Ensure that workplace visit courtesy expectations are discussed thoroughly in the introductory sessions.
Action Taken
Workplace courtesy expectations and COVID-safe entry and access requirements were discussed with students prior to and at the residential school.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Some students found the larger teams challenging, recommending that smaller teams would lead to more effective discussion and team work.
Recommendation
Review team sizes to ensure they are kept as small as practicable.
Action Taken
This offering saw three teams of four students each.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Students appreciated the opportunities to visit heavy industry sites and apply their knowledge.
Recommendation
Continue the visits to heavy industry sites.
Action Taken
Heavy industry sites were visited.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Communication between students for the last 2 years suggests workload post residential school is excessive for a single unit.
Recommendation
The post residential school workload will be evaluated. Rationalisation and simplification of assessment submission has already been made.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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