Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: School of Health and Society

Subject Information
Subject Code HAS 973
Subject Name Occupational Health & Safety Systems
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites HAS 860 and HAS 871. Exemption available for students enrolled in Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (434)
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions only for courses 627, 1645, 434, 438 (with approval), 439 (with approval)
Equivalence None.
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method Flexible
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 434 - Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology  (Wollongong)
F1645 - Master of Work Health and Safety  (Wollongong)
F455 - Master of Work Health and Safety Advanced  (Wollongong)
F627 - Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 9-13 October 2017
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Leanne Treadwell
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject examines the impact of behaviour theory, safety culture, organisation leadership and governance on improving work, health and safety performance and compliance with OHS management systems.Students will demonstrate ability to apply OHS law, behavioural theory and evidence based research to inform practice and design of OHS management systems that positively influence and improve workplace health and safety outcomes.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify models of behaviour theory and factors influencing workplace health and safety.
2. Analyse existing OHS management systems designed to influence safety culture and improve work health and safety outcomes, and justify recommendations for change.
3. By designing an OHS management system, demonstrate the ability to identify, apply and justify effective strategies to eliminate or reduce potential for error and ‘at risk’ behaviour in a workplace setting.
4. Through peer review and critique of OHSMS, engage in knowledge translation practices.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Subject Delivery: Subject content will be delivered online for four (4) weeks prior to attendance at a five (5) day face-to-face block teaching session. The online component will involve electures, activities and discussions. During the block teaching session content will be extended and applied through a range of activities including case studies and group work.

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