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Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety programs and the Occupational Hygiene program in the School of Medical and Health Sciences aim to develop professionals in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS) and occupational hygiene who can identify and manage workplace hazards; develop OHS systems; assess workplace exposures; recommend control approaches; and research workplace occupational health safety, hygiene and environmental issues.

Depending on the level of qualification, students who complete the programs at ECU work as: Safety Advisors; OHS Practitioners/Officers; OHS Professionals; or Occupational Hygiene Technicians or Professionals.

The programs at a postgraduate level are suitable for Medical Practitioners wishing to enter Occupational Medicine.

Work-Ready Experience

Students are highly encouraged to obtain work experiences and apply for available internships and cadetships during the course of their studies to improve their understanding of the subject and employment outcomes. Many students studying at the postgraduate levels are actively working in their fields.


Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, Director
Associate Professor Sue Reed

Bachelor of Health Science, Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr Ruth Wallace

For course specific information, please talk to our Future Students team by calling 134 328 or send an email to


Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

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