Courses & Units

Workplace and Community Safety HSP132

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Please note: this unit is only available to students accepted into the In-Service Pathway of 13D Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies).


This unit examines the new harmonized national work, health and safety legislation, associated regulations and
codes of practice and the roles that police play in their implementation. This includes interventions dealing with
dynamic and formal risk assessments including hazard identification, management and emergency response.
Particular attention is also placed
on (i) accident/incident scene safety, (ii) critical incident stress management and
(iii) road
-use policing and the role of police in managing vehicle interceptions and pursuits, including the
development of appropriate attitudes and skills of officers dri
ving police vehicles to ensure the safety of other road-
users and the community.


Unit name Workplace and Community Safety
Unit code HSP132
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Miss Brianna O'Shea
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories related to the subject matter, by understanding the influence of societal factors on policing practices and understanding transformation movements and trends in policing.
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate concepts, theories and case studies related to the subject matter, by articulating policing theories and practices and critically analysing the implementation of policing theories.
  • Undertake secondary research using information literacy skills related to the subject matter.
  • Communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter in the form of essays, face to face/online tutorials and exams.
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not applicable

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AssessmentEssay (100%)
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