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.
Learning at RMIT
The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.
Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.