|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces three key management systems used in the construction industry, namely Work Health and Safety Management Systems (WHSMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS). It aims to provide relevant practical knowledge and skills to help manage projects to comply with specific safety, environmental and quality standards, codes and regulations. This subject endeavours to develop your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities involved in preparing a Work Health and Safety (WHS) Plan and Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) in accordance with the relevant Work Health and Safety legislation; a project-specific Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to manage environmental performance and conformity with environmental management policies, practices, and project specific environmental conditions; and a Quality Management Plan (QMP) in accordance with Australian and international standards. Major topics covered include management principles, models, and tools related to these three management systems.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Identify the main legislation, standards, and elements associated with WHSMS, EMS and QMS;
- Understand the key processes for implementing WHSMS, EMS and QMS in the construction industry;
- Develop an effective WHS Plan in accordance with the relevant WHS legislation;
- Conduct hazard identification, risk assessment and formulate control measures to prevent ill health and injury;
- Develop a project-specific EMP to manage environmental performance and conformity with environmental management policies, practices, and project specific environmental conditions;
- Understand best practice QMS implementation at project and corporate level.
- At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities: Problem solving skills Analytical skills Communication skills Team work skills
Eligibility and requirements
Both of the following subjects
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90313||Management of Construction||
Admission into the (MCCM-200EP) Master of Construction Management (200 points)
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Assignment 1 - Part 1 (as a group of 3): Development of a WHS Plan; demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities involved in preparing a WHS Plan in accordance with the relevant WHS legislation; 1500 words per person, due Week 4 (30%);
- Assignment 1 - Part 2 (individual): Development of a detailed risk assessment and SWMS for a given project scenario; demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities involved in preparing a SWMS in accordance with the relevant WHS legislation; 1250 words, due Week 7 (25%);
- Assignment 2 (as a group of 3): Development of an EMP that addresses key aspects of a given project’s environmental management at pre-construction stage; demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities associated with complying with environmental management policies, practices, and project specific environmental conditions; 1000 words per person, due Week 10 (20%);
- Assignment 3 (individual): Reflective essay on quality management tools and initiatives to improve the quality performance of the Australian construction industry; demonstrating your understanding of best practice QMS implementation according to Australian and International standards; 1250 words, due Week 12 (25%).
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Shang Gao Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Griffith, A. (2011) Integrated Management Systems for Construction: Quality, Environment and Safety. Pearson Prentice Hall: Harlow, England.
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.