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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 in WA for teaching quality

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked WA's top university for postgraduate teaching quality, learning resources and quality education experience in the Health Services and Support discipline.

    QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • 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.

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

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

Student stories

  • Belinda Owen

    Master of Occupational Health and Safety student

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

    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.

  • Kim McClean

    Kim McClean

    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.