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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.

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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.

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  • Firefighters battling invisible hazards

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


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

    Belinda Owen

    Master 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.

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

    Kim McClean

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

    I was drawn to ECU's Master of Occupational Health and Safety as the content seemed so logical and highly relevant to the industry and the workplaces I was employed in. All of the lecturers have remarkable academic and industry backgrounds, and while my course was primarily online, the lecturer support and ongoing electronic contact I received was outstanding.

    Through the research I commenced in my Masters degree, I will be presenting at the 2018 National Nursing Conference. It is exciting that I could potentially influence national OHS Nursing direction, and I would not be in this position without the skills that I developed at ECU.

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