Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

155410 v.2 Bachelor of Science (Health and Safety)


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course provides a balance between broad-based core knowledge and professional and practical skills. Core studies cover the fundamentals of scientific and management knowledge. The discipline studies combine each of these two areas and require the application of theoretical studies to develop a skilled and proficient approach to the management of health and safety concerns. The course may be of particular interest to those with previous qualifications and work experience in health and safety intending to complete a degree level course. Graduates are typically employed in industry or government positions.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

One TEE mathematics subject and one TEE science subject. Applicants without these may be considered.

Specific Requirements

STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q. Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication. Evidence of the successful completion of an approved course infirst aid is required before an award is granted.


Mature aged applicants should refer to the standard mature aged qualifications that are accepted in lieu of a secondary school based TEE.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is three years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Associate Degree in Occupational Health and Safety.

Course Organisation

Some of the external units incorporate compulsory on-campus sessions during the semester.

Professional Recognition

Eligible for membership with the Safety Institute of Australia (not required to practice profession). Eligible for membership with the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U.K.) (not required to practice profession).

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

10009 v.3   Chemistry 127 6.0 25.0
1643 v.7   Human Biology 133 4.0 25.0
303168 v.3   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 180 2.0 12.5
307182 v.1   Health and Society 180 3.5 25.0
7713 v.9   Health Science Communication 180 2.0 12.5

Year 1 Semester 2

10223 v.2   Chemistry 131 4.0 12.5
1644 v.7   Human Biology 134 4.0 25.0
302467 v.2   Introduction to Microbiology 132 3.0 12.5
303091 v.3   Epidemiology 186 3.0 25.0
304741 v.2   Physics 115 4.5 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

11355 v.5   Occupational Health and Safety 283 4.0 25.0
11356 v.3   Health and Safety 282 4.0 25.0
11979 v.4   Health and Safety Law 282 4.0 25.0
7881 v.7   Occupational Health and Safety Practice 285 4.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 2

12478 v.2   Occupational Epidemiology and Biostatistics 282 4.0 25.0
6494 v.9   Occupational Rehabilitation and Workers' Compensation 281 4.0 25.0
7883 v.6   Professional Practice 286 4.0 25.0
7887 v.8   Health and Safety Management 282 4.0 25.0

Year 3 Semester 1

11102 v.6   Health, Safety and Hygiene 382 2.0 25.0
11106 v.3   Health and Safety Technology 382 7.5 25.0
13447 v.2 # Professional Placement 383 4.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0

Year 3 Semester 2

  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0
Optional units to select from in Year 3 Hrs/Wk Credits
3743 v.4   Law (Industrial) 302 3.0 25.0
3883 v.5   Law (Industrial) 303 3.0 25.0
7924 v.7   Injury Control 288 4.0 25.0
8857 v.8   Alcohol and Other Drugs 188 4.0 25.0
10852 v.3   Organisational Behaviour 200 3.0 25.0
10854 v.5   Public Relations (Techniques) 200 3.0 25.0
10855 v.6   Public Relations (Principles) 102 3.0 25.0
13448 v.2   Health and Safety Economics 381 4.0 25.0
# Students may substitute Professional Placement 382 for Professional Placement 383


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore Trimester 1A   Y      
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore Trimester 2A   Y      
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore Trimester 3A   Y      
2006 Open University HK Trimester 1A   Y      
2006 Open University HK Trimester 2A   Y      
2006 Open University HK Trimester 3A   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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