Master of Occupational Health and Safety

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Aims to develop professionals in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS) who are able to develop OHS systems and research workplace OHS issues. On completion of the program it is expected that students should be able to: design and implement an occupational health and safety management system that reflects the OHS needs of an organisation; critically review the risk management processes that have been developed for a workplace and/or industry including the characterisation of incident-investigation processes identifying issues in specific industries/workplaces; critically review and synthesise the factors that influence the application of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace; synthesise the potential impacts of hazards according to type and predict when a hazard may become a risk; use research skills to assess the implementation of safe design in relation to controlling potential impacts on people, plant and/or the environment; undertake and report on a workplace-based research project; and demonstrate professional skills which include making verbal and written arguments in support of workplace safety and health issues.


12 units: 240 credit points


  • Workplace Health and Safety Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Workplace Hazards
  • Health and Safety Principles in Practice
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Occupational/Workplace health and Safety/Safety Science.


This course has been accredited by Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB), and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have accredited this course. Students successfully completing this program will be eligible to apply for our graduate level of membership Grad IOSH.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup Domestic: $40,600
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Further information

Non-Standard Timetable: Some online units may require on-campus workshop attendance.

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