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CG62 - Master of Occupational Health and Safety

About Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational health and safety studies develops your expertise in the identification and anticipation of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace and enables a systematic approach for their assessment and control across the major discipline areas of occupational hygiene, human factors and safety science/risk management.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

This program is for professionals looking to expand their skill base in advanced aspects of health and safety, in the occupational health and safety sectors of industry and community services. Areas of employment include: ergonomics, industrial safety management, occupational hygienist and risk management.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years full-time, 3.5 years part-time  
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
Courses/Units of Credit 9 courses/72 units of credit
Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Health
How to Apply

direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

please refer to the entry requirements section

Professional Accreditation

Graduates are eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Membership with the Safety Institute of Australia

Residential School

The compulsory residential school runs over a two week period.

Practicum/Work placement Nil
Exit Awards Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
Interim Awards Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
Post Nominal MOHS 
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CRICOS Codes

Program Aims

Occupational health and safety studies develops your expertise in the identification and anticipation of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace and enables a systematic approach for their assessment and control across the major discipline areas of occupational hygiene, human factors and safety science/risk management

Program Structure

To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 9 courses/72 units of credit

Courses Offered

Year 1 (two year study plan)
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
OCHS20029 Human Factors
OCHS20030 Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
Term 2
OCHS20031 Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety
OCHS20032 Risk Management and Safety Technology
OCHS21027 Special Topics in Health
Term 3
OCHS20022 Issues in Workplace Health and Safety

Note: Students taking the two year plan must attend the full 2 week residential school in the first year of study to be eligible to graduate in the GD OHS (see More Details for information on residential school requirements).

Year 2 (two year study plan)
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
OCHS29001 Occupational Health and Safety Research Project A
Term 2
OCHS29002 Occupational Health and Safety Research Project B
Term 3
OCHS29003 Occupational Health and Safety Research Project C
Year 1 (3.5 year study plan)
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
OCHS20029 Human Factors
Term 2
OCHS20031 Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety
Year 2 (3.5 year study plan)
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
OCHS20030 Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
Term 2
OCHS20032 Risk Management and Safety Technology
Term 3
OCHS20022 Issues in Workplace Health and Safety

Note: Students taking the 3.5 year plan must attend the full 2 week residential school in the second year of study to be eligible to graduate in the GD OHS (see More Details for information on residential school requirements).

Year 3 (3.5 year study plan)
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
OCHS21027 Special Topics in Health
Term 2
OCHS29001 Occupational Health and Safety Research Project A
Term 3
OCHS29002 Occupational Health and Safety Research Project B
Year 4 (3.5 year study plan)
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
OCHS29003 Occupational Health and Safety Research Project C
Note: OCHS21027 Special Topics in Health is available term 1 or term 2

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