Courses & Units

Human Factors and Risk Management in the Maritime Industry JND307



Human Factors is a multi-disciplinary applied science that integrates the fields of psychology, engineering, ergonomics, management and industrial design. Human Factors pivots around the processes of effective system design, and deals with areas such as personnel selection; personnel training; machine design; job design; and, environmental design. This unit provides an introduction to the range of issues covered in human factors and supports the development of some basic skills used by human factors professionals to study occupational environments.


Unit name Human Factors and Risk Management in the Maritime Industry
Unit code JND307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring

Siriwardhana Hirimbure Gamage

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes


Assess human factor issues in the maritime environment and develop an
appropriate response.


Analyse a maritime-related task using hierarchical task analysis (HTA) to identify errors in the procedure


Examine a maritime accident and illustrate the causes using a theoretical model
of accident causation


Assess the implications of human factor issues for the wider maritime community to devise a solution.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031705 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

Online unit.  Recommended 180 minutes independent learning weekly.


ATT1 - Analysis assignment 1 (1500 words) (20%)

ATT2 - Analysis assignment 2 (1800 words) (30%)

ATT3 - Analysis assignment 3 (4500 words) (50%)

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