3 Written Assessment
Legal analysis of workplace incident
Read the scenario provided on the unit Moodle site.
With reference to the material presented in weeks 7 – 12, you are required to determine
whether any of the provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (or comparable
legislation in Victoria or Western Australia) been breached? Explain your answer with
reference to the various duty holders involved and specific provisions of the Act,
Regulation, relevant Codes of Practice and any other relevant guidance material.
(2 500 words)
Submit your answer as an essay, in Word format only. Inclusion of external sources
should be referenced appropriately.
Assessment Due Date
Review/Exam Week Monday (8 Oct 2018) 10:00 am AEST
Return Date to Students
Exam Week Friday (19 Oct 2018)
Following certification of grades.
Minimum mark or grade
You must achieve a minimum grade of 50% for this item and an overall composite grade
of 50% to be eligible to pass the unit.
Your submission will be graded according to the following criteria:
Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
Alignment of responses to the assigned task
Connections between discussion and evidence
Depth and extent of discussion i.e., understanding of concepts and evidence
Accuracy and originality of the discussion
Judgment and reasoning i.e., assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and
Depth and extent of evidence used
Consideration of required components of the assigned task
Structure and flow of information
Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)
Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Describe the current work health and safety and workers' compensation legal
frameworks in Australia.
Apply relevant principles in order to determine workers' compensation
Adopt a legal fault tree approach to the chain of incident causation in order to
construct an accident analysis from a legal perspective.
Apply common law and statutory work health and safety provisions to determine
Identify appropriate responses to the enforcement mechanisms contained in work
health and safety legislation.
Information Technology Competence
Cross Cultural Competence
Workplace health and safety law:(References)