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Master of Occupational Health and Safety

Course code L65

Aims to develop professionals in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS) who are able to develop OHS systems and research workplace OHS issues.

On completion of the program it is expected that students should be able to: design and implement an occupational health and safety management system that reflects the OHS needs of an organisation; critically review the risk management processes that have been developed for a workplace and/or industry including the characterisation of incident-investigation processes identifying issues in specific industries/workplaces; critically review and synthesise the factors that influence the application of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace; synthesise the potential impacts of hazards according to type and predict when a hazard may become a risk; use research skills to assess the implementation of safe design in relation to controlling potential impacts on people, plant and/or the environment; undertake and report on a workplace-based research project; and demonstrate professional skills which include making verbal and written arguments in support of workplace safety and health issues.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

L65

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $20,300

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L65

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OHS6130Workplace Health and Safety Law20
OHS6131Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management20
OHS6132Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems20
OHS6107Workplace Hazards20
OHS6135Health and Safety Principles in Practice20
OHS5118Occupational Hygiene Science20
HST6106Health Science Research Project 120
HST6107Health Science Research Project 220
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
Elective Unitx 360
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OHS6110Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation20
OHS6133Human Factors and Ergonomics20
OHS6134Principles of Environmental Health20
OHS6136Occupational Epidemiology20
OHS6137Emergency & Crisis Management20
OHS6138Occupational Health Management20
OHS6140Systems Safety20
OHS6144Occupational Hygiene 1: Chemical Aspects20
OHS6159Occupational Hygiene 2: Physical and Biological Aspects20
OHS6162Occupational Hygiene 3: Control20
OHS6176Occupational Hygiene Sampling and Study Design20
OHS6178Occupational Toxicology20
OHS6215Leadership in Workplace Health and Safety20

Or alternative elective units with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in authentic OHS/WHS situations.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative contributions to professional OHSA/WHS practice or scholarship.
  3. Critically review complex OHS/WHS knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice or scholarship.
  4. Use high level self management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial OHS/WHS related projects.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB)

Accredited by: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Students successfully completing this program will be eligible to apply for our graduate level of membership Grad IOSH. They will then be required to undertake a period of Initial Professional Development which will require students to provide evidence of their practice skills in a skills development portfolio (IPD), at the end of this period there will be a professional review interview. After successful completion of this IPD process students will then be eligible for the chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH).

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $20,300 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates at this level are in current demand and required to assist managers in meeting their OHS responsibilities. Graduates would be suitable for roles in the mining, oil & gas, construction, government and non-government sectors.

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"The ECU course is flexible and I can study it online"
Belinda OwenMaster of Occupational Health and Safety student

I'm really passionate about safety, for me it's really important to ensure the safety and health of employees in a workplace.

Studying occupational health and safety at ECU was an easy thing to decide to do because it enhances those skills and can help me contribute in the workplace.

I was already in the field when I commenced the course and that was one of the reasons I wanted to start studying – to enhance my professional learnings.

Having an accredited course is really important given the professional recognition that it provides. The great thing about this course is that I can study online at a time that is convenient for me.

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