Safety in Operational Teams
- One semester
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
Aims and objectives
The aim of this unit is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the key elements of a Safety Management System and its role within an operational environment. Students will also be able to describe the regulatory requirements for SMS contained in the ICAO annex.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the concept of safety
2. Describe the origins of Safety Systems
3. Identify and explain the meaning of problems associated with high reliability organisations
4. Explain the concept of a Safety Management System and list the basic components
5. Identify and critically analyse differences in approach to safety management
6. Describe how to implement elements of a Safety Management System
7. Demonstrate through creative and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments in Safety Management Systems
Courses with unit
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
*Scheduled face to face: N/A
*Scheduled synchronous online Learning events N/A
Non-scheduled online learning events and activities: 48 hours
Other non-scheduled learning events and activities including independent study: approx. 102 hours
Individual or Group task
Assesses attainment of these ULOs
Minimum requirements to pass this Unit
As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve:
(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and
(ii) must complete all assignments.
Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (ii) in full, will receive a maximum of 44% as the total mark for the unit and will not be eligible for a conceded pass.
General skills outcomes
You will be provided with feedback on your progress in attaining the following generic skills:
• analysis skills,
• problem solving skills,
• communications skills,
• ability to tackle unfamiliar problems, and
• ability to work independently
• Introduction to safety management systems
• Human Error
• Organisational Theory and Culture
• Risk Assessment and Change Management
• Quality Assurance
• Accident Investigation and Emergency Response
• Practical Safety Management
• Safety Promotion
- Reading materials.
A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.