The objective of this course “The Essence of Ethics” is to develop the basic personal ethical capability of AIHS members and certified OHS professionals and practitioners where ethical capability is defined as:
…the ability to identify and respond effectively to ethical issues by making, implementing and managing ethical decisions particularly when influenced, pressured or forced to do otherwise – either as an organisation or as an individual. (OHS BoK 38.3 Ethics and Professional, p. 44)
The Essence of Ethics course is delivered in two modules: (i) Introduction to Ethics and (ii) Ethics in Practice.
Each module will take approximately one hour to complete. Performance in completing the modules is not assessed and all certified members will be awarded 10 continuing professional development points upon its completion.
- You will come away from GVV with an expanded toolkit, as well as practice, in a variety of methods and techniques for voicing and enacting your own values and principles.
- You will develop and practice leadership skills in "peer coaching” with other learners.
- Through cases and stories based on recognizable workplace, classroom and life values conflicts, you will apply the GVV techniques and “re-frames”, expanding your repertoire for possible action as well as identifying and rehearsing responses that are likely to be most effective. Through this practice, you will gain greater confidence and competence in voicing and enacting your values effectively.
The following course work is provided as a pathway to Practitioner Certification. You will work through 6 modules, each with short quizzes. Once all modules have been successfully completed you will be booked into the Online Practitioner Exam.
Successful completion of all modules and exam will allow you to apply for Certification at Practitioner level.
In this course, you will come to appreciate the theory and practice of a concept that you have probably been doing throughout your professional career, but not realized it until now. You will learn the nature of job crafting, or how employees make proactive changes and adjustments to their jobs to increase person-job fit and enhance meaning and identity at work. We will chart the evolution of job crafting ideas and the broader societal factors and trends that make job crafting even more essential than ever. The course also covers some of the underpinning psychological theories that explain the positive (and negative) effects of different types of job crafting.
You will learn to differentiate approach from avoidance crafting, as well as appreciate the nuances between job resources and job demands-oriented crafting practices. Throughout, short quizzes and personal reflection opportunities will help to consolidate your knowledge. A final job crafting application assignment will ensure that the learning from this course is translated into action.
Systems thinking is a currently popular philosophy within safety science that is applied to understand and enhance occupational health and safety. In this lecture I will reflect on over twenty years of applied safety research and discuss ten critical lessons learned about occupational health and safety management. This will involve the use of case study examples covering areas such as accident and injury causation, risk and risk assessment, incident reporting and learning, accident analysis, work design, and the development of safety interventions. The practical implications of each lesson learned for occupational health and safety management will be discussed. To close the lecture, emerging challenges for occupational health and safety will be identified as well as the need for widespread application of systems thinking.