Details for Management of Workplace Health & Safety


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HRM203
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Management of Workplace Health & Safety

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective



  1. Describe the legislative environment of employment. This includes analysis of the role and operation of the Fair Work Act 2009, the Industrial Relations Act and general WHS requirements;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the knowledge and processes required for hiring and terminating employment for an organisation. This includes the ability to investigate and apply appropriate   compensation and benefits;
  3. Outline current issues in workplace health and safety and analyse current requirements, including the responsibility of employers and workplaces;
  4. Describe challenges in providing an environment for work/life balance. This includes consideration of a biblical approach to work/life balance, including the place of sabbath and rest;
  5. Explain the factors that lead to conflict in the workplace, and the role of the HR manager in addressing them;
  6. Analyse issues of equity and diversity in the workplace. Particular focus will be given to the issues of discrimination; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and gender equity. Consideration will also be given to this issues in the light of NFP and Christian organisations;

Assessment Methods

  • Exam 20% (1 hour)
  • Group Project 15% (1500 words)
  • Class Presentaion 40% (30mins plus 2000 word write up)

Prescribed Text

Recommended Reading:

  • Alexaner, R., …[et al], Understanding Australian Industrial Relations, 5th Ed, Southbank, VIC: Nelson Thomson Learning, 2001.
  • Arthur, D., Recruiting, interviewing, selecting & orienting new employees, 4th Ed, New York: American Management Association, 2006.
  • Baird, M., …[et al], Work and Employment Relations: industry Profiles from Australia, Nth Ryde, NSW: McGraw Hill, 2006.
  • Balnave, N., …[et al], Employment Relations in Australia, 2nd Ed, Milton, QLD: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  • Bray, M., …[et al] Employment Relations: Theory and Practice, 2nd Ed, Nth Ryde, NSW: McGraw Hill, 2011.
  • CCH Australia Ltd, Australian Master Human Resources Guide, 4th Ed, Nth Ryde, NSW: CCH Australia, 2006.
  • Goleman, D. Working with emotional Intelligence, UK: Bloomsbury, 1998.
  • Heneman III, H.G., &  Judge, T.A., Staffing organizations,  5th Ed, Middleton, Wis. : Mendota House, 2006.
  • Locke, R., Kochan, Th., Piore, M. (eds), Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy, Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 1995.
  • Martocchio, J.J., Strategic Compensation: A Human Resource Management Approach, 4th Ed, Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, 2006.
  • Rapport, A., Kohn, A., Zehnder, E., Pfeffer, J., Harvard business review on compensation, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2001.
  • Russell, Ch., Right person-- right job: guess or know: the breakthrough technologies of performance information, 2nd Ed., Amherst, Mass. : HRD Press, 2003.


  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources
  • Human Resource Management
  • Harvard Business Review
  • International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Journal of Industrial Relations