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SLE720 - Risk Assessment and Control

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trevor Thornton





Incompatible with:

SBH732, SQE722, SEV710

Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit is a wholly online unit; there will be no face to face teaching.


This unit is to be delivered in a modular approach.  Students will complete a common core that provides students with an understanding of risk assessment and management principles.  Following this common core, students will, based on their enrolments select one of the following modules: environment and occupational hygiene.

Students will discuss selection of the module with the course coordinator.


This module provides a combination of theory and practical case studies, designed to provide students with the understanding and hands-on experience necessary to identify and address risks to healthy environments. This module includes: Case studies of urban, industrial, agricultural and/or natural environments at risk; the role of techniques such as indices of environmental health, epidemiology, toxicology and statistics in evaluating environmental and health concerns - data analysis and interpretation - the limitations associated with the various risk assessment techniques; approaches to risk management through policy, legislation, planning and management; risk management principles and planning; appropriate risk avoidance and minimisation for the case studies utilised; integration of risk management with environmental management principles.

This module is designed to enable environmental objectives to be identified and implemented within a broad range of industry sectors in line with ecological sustainability principles. Tools such as life cycle analysis and risk assessment, used to measure environmental performance will be described and opportunity provided to utilise these in the development of a site specific environmental management system. Systems that assist organisations meet environmental management requirements that are used internationally and within Australia will be examined as will the potential to link in with other management systems commonly used within organisations.

Occupational hygiene

This module uses a simulated (multimedia) workplace to provide experience of conducting a walk through survey, undertaking a risk assessment, communicating the results, designing an exposure monitoring exercise, and designing a control strategy including engineering and non-engineering controls.


This module will enable students to understand risk issues associated with enterprises, understand the links between the environment and economics, understand how innovation and sustainable development may impact on each other, apply the principles of sustainable development within an enterprise, and recognise the benefits, and the costs, associated with risk management and sustainable development. The topics addressed include risk management, ecologically sustainable development, green design, economics and sustainability, and population and sustainability.


Three written individual assignments (20%, 30%, 50%) 100%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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