Master of Workplace Health & Safety

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Master of Workplace Health & Safety

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

The Master of Workplace Health and Safety at the University of Newcastle has been designed to offer extended education to health and safety professionals enhancing career opportunities in the field.

Health and safety in the workplace is a legal requirement for business operation. Keeping abreast of occupational health and safety principles and practice is essential for health and safety professionals, to ensure they meet complex and changing requirements and legislation introduced by State and Federal Governments.

Knowledge of legislation, organisational requirements and the work environment are essential for occupational health and safety officers, inspectors and consultants in developing, implementing and educating employees on key health and safety initiatives in the workplace.

Is it for you?

If you are working in the field of health and safety and are keen to expand your professional knowledge to provide more advanced health and safety expertise, the Master of Workplace Health and Safety may be the postgraduate program for you.

The Master of Workplace Health and Safety from the University of Newcastle encompasses the most industry relevant areas of study to provide you with a comprehensive, industry relevant and accredited qualification. Designed to leverage your existing knowledge, you will learn to approach complex workplace health and safety in a more comprehensive manner, taking a strategic and holistic approach to the development of safety campaigns. These skills will also enhance your career opportunities at more advanced levels.

With the ability to complete the program over 2 years full-time and 3 year part-time, the Master of Workplace Health and Safety will provide you with nationally and internationally accredited training in occupational health, safety, injury management and rehabilitation.

The program has been structured with ten core mandatory courses including injury management, ergonomics, current practice and applied research; alongside two elective courses from health and environment or management streams (see the details page for the full list).

The core courses focus on advancing your knowledge of occupational health and safety management, legislative requirements, occupational hygiene and toxicology, ergonomics, current health and safety practices, injury management and research skills. With options from a list of management, environment and health courses, the two electives provide you with the opportunity to direct your course in a way that best leverages your career needs. With this qualification you will be able to work in roles such as an occupational health and safety manager, inspector or consultant.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your internationally and nationally accredited Master of Workplace Health and Safety at a time that suits you.

Career Pathways

At the successful completion of the Master of Workplace Health and Safety you can apply for registration with International Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The masters has also been accredited with the Australian OHS Education Board, allowing you to enhance your professional recognition as you prepare to take on roles within the field of workplace health and safety including occupational health and safety manager, inspector or consultant.

As a graduate you will be able to seek out career advancement opportunities in high level positions across a range of industries such as mining, manufacturing, government, rural safety and primary industry. You will likely work in roles where you will develop policies and strategies in response to the occupational, health and safety and workplace injury management needs of your affiliated organisation.

Admission Requirements

Level 7 applicant

  • Bachelor degree in cognate area

Level 8 applicant

  • Bachelor Honours degree in cognate area OR
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety with a GPA of 5.0 or higher

Cognate areas include, but are NOT limited to: Health, Engineering, Science.

International students must submit transcripts from previous education qualifications in English or with an authorised English translation.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not the first language must provide evidence that they meet the University's English proficiency requirements of 6.5 no subtest less than 6.0 and have attained the relevant IELTS standard.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 10, 2016
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This course is Online
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United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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