RMIT University

Master of Occupational Health and Safety

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

In the Master of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), you will explore the application of scientific principles to understand risks to the safety of people in workplaces, and the actions required to control them.It is a multidisciplinary profession with applications in all industries and commerce. Both community expectation and government legislation demand an increasingly higher level of protection for employees and the community from risks that threaten their safety and health. As such, there is also an increasing demand in society for professionals with experience and qualifications in OHS.You will also have the opportunity to pursue a research stream, allowing you to deepen your knowledge and distinguish yourself from the competition in the market. It will also support your career progression to senior management or consultancy roles. Designed around blended delivery, this degree is will push you to develop new skills in a flexible learning environment.

Structure

As part of your studies, you have the option to specialise in three different streams, or specialisations: occupational hygiene, construction safety, or human factors and ergnomics.

Subjects

  • Occupation hygiene
  • Construction safety
  • Human factors and ergonomics

Standard entry requirements

Successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or A minimum of 8 years professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than 8 years may also be considered.

Recognition

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma or Master, with appropriate experience, can apply for Professional Membership of the Safety Institute of Australia. The Graduate Diploma is accredited by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB).

Study pathways

This is an articulated program leading from graduate certificate to graduate diploma to master. Entry into the master degree requires a distinction average achieved in the grad dip, the availability of places, and a specific topic for research to be undertaken.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $63,360
International: $84,480
No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Both community expectation and government legislation demands an increasingly higher level of protection for employees and the community at large from risks that threaten their safety and health. There is also an increasing demand in society for professionals with experience and qualifications in occupational health and safety. Professionals from areas such as human resources, nursing, engineering, sciences and computing are increasingly being asked to take on occupational health and safety roles with their employer. Professionals in this position are often exposed to situations where they may have good experience but they lack some of the technical background in occupational health and safety. This technical background can be obtained in various ways; one of the most efficient methods is to study for a postgraduate qualification. Applicants should have knowledge of sciences, statistics, and reasonable written communication skills.

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