What will I learn?

The Master of Occupational Health and Safety Extension provides students with an integrated teaching and research program, with the objective of promoting the highest level of safety and inspiring the next generation of Occupational Health and Safety Professionals.

This Extension program provides you with an opportunity to specialise in either Health Promotion or OHS Research.

This degree
This program has a flexible delivery mode combining online course content with 3-5 days of on-campus block teaching sessions focused on the exploration and application of the subject material. The on-campus component utilises a range of campus resources, including UOW’s well-resourced OHS laboratory.

The knowledge and skills developed throughout this course will allow you to confidently address complex workplace occupational health and safety issues through technical knowledge and application. This degree also has an emphasis on communication skills and techniques essential to effectively implement OH&S strategies.

What you will study
All UOW's Occupational Health and Safety degrees have been developed in conjunction with industry to address the complex nature of occupational health and safety in the workplace.

During this postgraduate extension degree you will study:

Advanced WHS Risk Management
Workplace Hazards & Hygiene
Occupational Health and Safety Systems
Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Industrial Epidemiology & Toxicology
Work Health and Safety Law

In the final year of the degree, you will apply your knowledge and skills to a research-based capstone workplace project. This will give you a high level of evidence-based professional practice in occupational health and safety, and allow application of those principles to a practical project.

You then choose to undertake further studies in Health Promotion or undertake a 24 credit point major research project.

Why choose this course

UOW is home to Work Health and Safety scholars who are leaders in their field. The strong pedagogical basis of the course is informed by a team of experienced teaching staff from a range of professional backgrounds, including allied heath, engineering, occupational hygiene and risk management. The multidisciplinary approach to learning and teaching at UOW enables valuable interdisciplinary experience with Public Health and Social Sciences students, and academic input from engineering, medicine, various allied health professionals, law and business.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,592.00 (17,44,754) per year
AUD $65,184 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $16,296

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0). The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS All applicants for the Master of Research must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

For international students

A recognised 3-year Bachelor degree; a Master of Occupational Health and Safety; a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; or either a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or Graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene with a WAM of at least 65. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience may be considered.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62 All bands 54

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students