Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Ruth Bain


An introduction to occupational health, safety and environmental training within the context of courses within the Faculty of Art and Design, together with an understanding of the historical perspectives and context of safety and environment concerns in the workplace. The difference between hazard and risk, and the process of risk assessment in workplaces.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have an understanding of the nature of health and safety in the workplace, community expectations, and the relevant legislation
  2. be conversant with procedures for dealing with emergencies
  3. have an understanding of the terms hazard, risk, risk assessment, and risk management, and an understanding of the procedures for assessing and managing risk
  4. be able to identify the main types of hazard which may be encountered in studios and workshops, chemical, physical, and biological
  5. have an understanding of the importance of controlling risk and how this is done.


Examination: 100%

Workload requirements

One hour self guided study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Admission to any Art Design and Architecture course