Through your studies, you will learn how to apply a risk management model to hazards in the workplace, allowing you to recognise the context, evaluate the risk, and generate control solutions.
You will use the model of OHS professional practice for problem solving which involves gathering information about the issue, diagnosing the issue, developing and implementing appropriate interventions, and evaluating their effectiveness, all the while communicating with relevant stakeholders.
You will develop advanced knowledge in:
- The global concepts of health, safety and work, and the implications that these have in organisations
- The socio-political and organisational context in which work occurs and how this impacts work design and its effects on the workers
- The physical, ergonomic and psychosocial causes of fatalities, injuries and ill health arising from work
- Recognition of hazards, assessment and evaluation of their risk, and development of suitable controls
- The underpinning legal requirements in the management of workplace hazards
You will learn from experienced professionals and academics who share their knowledge, experience and contacts to help you prepare for a varied and exciting career.