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Occupational Health & Safety

Workplaces can be dangerous places. But it's not always obvious to the people who work there, or the people who visit them. In the field of OH&S you'll learn how to identify and research occupational hazards and risk management processes to ensure workplaces stay safer.

Why ECU?

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    Top public uni in WA for Health

    ECU has been ranked the top public university in Western Australia for undergraduate Health Services and Support education for learning resources, student support, teaching quality and quality of educational experience. Source: QILT Student Experience Survey 2020.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

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    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.


Study world ready

You can start with a Graduate Certificate in OH&S, and progress through to a Masters degree. You'll then be qualified to design and implement an occupational health and safety management system for an organisation.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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  • Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Jacques Oosthuizen is investigating the affects of hazardous chemicals on firefighters.

  • Belinda Owen, Master of Occupational Health & Safety student, talks about the flexibility offered by online study.

Student stories

  • Kim McClean

    Kim McClean

    ECU Master of Occupational Health and Safety graduate and current ECU PhD candidate

    "The opportunity to conduct OHS-related research was a fantastic experience"

    All of the lecturers have remarkable academic and industry backgrounds, and while my course was primarily online, the lecturer support and ongoing contact I received was outstanding.

  • Belinda Owen

    ECU Master of Occupational Health and Safety student

    "The ECU course is flexible and I can study it online"

    I'm really passionate about the safety and health of employees in a workplace. I was already in the field when I commenced this course and I wanted to enhance my professional learnings.

    Having an accredited course is really important given the professional recognition that it provides. The other great thing is that I can study online at convenient times.