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Apply Knowledge of OHS Legislation in the Workplace


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Vocational Education, Training

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For enrolment (2013): For forward planning* (2014): What is Forward Planning?
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13 weeks

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Domestic student fee:
$205.00 (AUD)
International student fee:
$455.00 (AUD)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply understanding of the occupational health and safety (OHS) legal framework in the workplace. It includes determining relevant legislation and contributing to any actions to ensure compliance with OHS legislation, codes and standards is achieved.


Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

  • LIML106 — Process Information Resource Orders
  • LIML107 — Process and Maintain Information Resources
  • LIML109 — Work Effectively with Others

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.


  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Case Study
  • Quiz

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. determine the legal framework of OHS in the workplace
  2. apply knowledge of OHS legislation, policies and procedures in the workplace
  3. maintain knowledge of OHS legislation, industry and organisational requirements.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Identify and access current OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures impacting on the workplace, occupation and industry
2Apply knowledge of the relationship between OHS legislation, codes, and standards to assist in identifying OHS legal requirements in the workplace
3Identify duty of care arrangements
4Identify legal obligations and duties for consultation with and training of employees, safety representatives and others
5Identify consequences of non-compliance with OHS legislation, codes, standards and workplace policies and procedures
6Contribute to monitoring compliance with OHS legislation
7Contribute to ensuring work is undertaken in a safe manner in accordance with OHS legislation, codes, standards, workplace policies and procedures
8Identify, take appropriate action on non-compliance with OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies, procedures to contribute to achieving compliance
9Recognise limits of own expertise and legal responsibilities, and access appropriate sources of expertise as required
10Utilise sources to access current information covering applicable legislation and guidelines relating to workplace OHS requirements
11Regularly update, communicate information on workplace OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures relevant to self and other employees

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Relevant Courses

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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