Curtin University

Master of Occupational Health and Safety

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course will produce occupational health and safety professionals with strong theoretical and practical occupational health and safety (OHS) skills in a range of disciplines. There is an emphasis on industry based assessment and the development of practical skills. This course attracts students from a wide variety of professions and industries from those who are already working in OHS and wish to gain formal qualifications to those intending to work in OHS including engineers, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physical education/human movement science graduates, environmental health officers, teachers, chemists and many other occupations. The course aims to develop research skills and encourage graduates to discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems. Research skills will be demonstrated through the completion of an original research project in the field of OHS. All students will be required to undertake an academic skills module at the commencement of the course.

Structure

Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/31/319750.html

Subjects

  • This course builds on the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety to provide students with strong theoretical and practical occupational health and safety (OHS) skills. It is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Studies emphasise industry-based assessment and the development of practical skills. Students will develop strong research skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems. Students should enrol in OCHS5004 Accident Prevention and Safety Management and OCHS5003 Risk Management and Safety Technology first. The optional units provide the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of occupational health and safety. Students are provided with an opportunity to specialise and undertake research in occupational health, occupational hygiene, safety and risk management, ergonomics, occupational medicine or other related areas. After passing all course-work units, students must complete an original research project. After completing 200 credits, students can choose one of two pathways. The first is to complete an additional two optional units (50 credits) and HEAL6028 Health Sciences Research Project (50 credits). The second is to complete HEAL6027 Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation (50 credits) and HEAL6029 Health Sciences Research Dissertation (50 credits).

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-pg-master-of-occupational-health-and-safety--mc-ochlsfv2/ for further information on entry to this course.

Recognition

The course is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK). Upon graduating, graduates are eligible to apply for IOSH membership and certification with the Safety Institute of Australia.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Intermediate awards include: Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety; Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $36,106
International: $61,851
Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 1.5 years

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