University Handbook 2018

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics - Online

Course code/s: HCOSED

Course details
Location Online
Course code HCOSED
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester without a change in the course structure)
Course coordinator Rwth Stuckey
Available to international students Yes
Course duration 1 year part-time
Credit points 60 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available No
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course intended learning outcomes

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) are brief statements defining what students are expected to demonstrate they know and can do by the end of a course.

Have theoretical and practical knowledge of both Ergonomics and OHS professional practice in a changing environment.
Communicate effectively with a range of audiences conveying appropriate knowledge, skills and ideas using a variety of modes and media.
Practise effectively and reflectively, as a member of a team in a multidisciplinary work environment.
Critically analyse established and emerging theories and practices, solve problems and demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning.
Practise in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of matching people with their activities, equipment, physical and psychosocial work environments.

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 60 credit points over one year of part-time study

First year

First year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM* Academic Integrity Module 0
TE-SEM-1 HBS5WDH Work-Related Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5OHA OH&S Principles and Legislation 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS5ERG Ergonomics Principles of Work, Workstation and Plant Design 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS5OHC Workplace Management of Hazardous Substances in OH&S 15

These four subjects also comprise the first year the Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health. Students successfully completing the Graduate Certificate with at least a B-grade average, may be upgrade to undertake the final years of the Masters course.

Key:*LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.


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