What will I learn?

This course is designed to develop your passion for the field and inspire your vision of creating a safer and healthier workplace for workers and the community. Our graduates are creative, innovative, confident and progressive individuals capable of and committed to upholding the standards and ethical values of the profession.

In this course you will develop strong theoretical and practical OHS skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems. In your final semester you will complete an original research project under the guidance of one of our experienced staff.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety once you have completed certain units.

What you'll learn

apply and integrate the knowledge and principles of occupational health and safety and practical skills required for the prevention of injury and occupational disease in the workplace environment
apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
develop information literacy skills with access, evaluation and synthesis of relevant information and evidence from a range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
communicate effectively and function as part of a team and in collaboration with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
facilitate, educate, and promote health and safety in the workplace in relation to individuals, families, the community and environment
recognise the global nature of OHS issues and be familiar with appropriate international standards
demonstrate an understanding of how culture can influence OHS issues
develop appropriate skills and knowledge to provide leadership for the improvement of OHS in the workplace

Why study Master of Occupational Health and Safety

These courses will give you a strong science basis to build solid occupational health and safety (OHS) skills.
They are offered both on and off campus using the latest technology including streaming video lectures.
Through these courses you'll gain good industry links to OHS professionals.

Professional recognition

The course is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK). Upon graduating, graduates are eligible to apply for IOSH membership and for certification with the Safety Institute of Australia.

Career information

Occupational health and safety graduates can gain employment in a variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing and construction. There is also demand for graduates in corporate, government, health and academic sectors.

With the stringent legislative requirements for health and safety in the workplace, and the increase in resources and commodity prices expected to continue, future demand for tertiary qualified occupational health and safety professionals is expected to be high.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

099031G

Study options

Online/Distance (1 year, 6 months)

Tuition fees
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Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for one of our postgraduate coursework programs: Completed a bachelor degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution. Some postgraduate courses may require a completed bachelor degree in a relevant field. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

A Bachelor of Science with at least two years' relevant post-qualification work experience. Your work experience will be assessed on the basis of your level of seniority and responsibility, job description, work-based referee reports, publications or other written reports and short courses or conference attendance.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 72. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

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