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  • Objectives
    Occupational health and safety studies develops your expertise in the identification and anticipation of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace and enables a systematic approach for their assessment and control across the major discipline areas of occupational hygiene, human factors and safety science/risk management
  • Entry requirements
    There are three possible options for entry into this program - as per follows: 1. Students who have completed the GD OHS or equivlent can apply for 48 ucs towards the Master of Occupational Health and Safety. All other applications for Credit Transfer will be assessed by the Program Director on a case-by-case basis. 2. A three year bachelor degree from an Australian university. 3. Consideration may also be given on an individual basis to applicants with professional OHS (non-degree) qualifications or equivalent and who have had at least five years work experience at a middle or higher management level; or other relevant qualifications but working towards professional OHS career development. Students applying for entry via this alternative approach will need to provide and show the ability to write high level report writing; read and analyse academic literature, government policy texts and create detailed reports; and complete high level numeric tasks applicable to workplace situations. Note: Students applying for entry without a three year bachelor degree from an Australian university will be assessed by the Program Director for Occupational Health & Safety. Credit Application Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity program has been successfully completed. Students should examine the course synopses in this handbook to determine the courses for which they may be eligible to claim exemption. For more information contact the program administrator. Compution Requirements All students must have access to the internet. Residential School Requirements The compulsory residential school runs over a two week period. There is an integrated residential school for the following courses, OCHS20029, OCHS20030, OCHS20032 and OCHS20022. Students must have completed OCHS20029 and OCHS20030 with a grade of PO (Practicum Outstanding) and be currently enrolled in or obtained a grade of PO for OCHS20032 to be eligible to attend the two week residential school. OCHS20022 is a term 3 course, but students must enroll before the residential school to obtain the required study materials and prepare for the second week of residential school.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Course description

    About Occupational Health and Safety

    Occupational health and safety studies develops your expertise in the identification and anticipation of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace and enables a systematic approach for their assessment and control across the major discipline areas of occupational hygiene, human factors and safety science/risk management.


    Career Opportunities

    This program is for professionals looking to expand their skill base in advanced aspects of health and safety, in the occupational health and safety sectors of industry and community services. Areas of employment include: ergonomics, industrial safety management, occupational hygienist and risk management.


    Program Structure

    To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 9 courses or 72 units of credit

    Year 1 (two year study plan)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1
    OCHS20029     Human Factors
    OCHS20030     Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology

    Term 2
    OCHS20031     Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety
    OCHS20032     Risk Management and Safety Technology
    OCHS21027     Special Topics in Health

    Term 3
    OCHS20022     Issues in Workplace Health and Safety

    Note: Students taking the two year plan must attend the full 2 week residential school in the first year of study to be eligible to graduate in the GD OHS (see More Details for information on residential school requirements).

    Year 2 (two year study plan)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1
    OCHS29001     Occupational Health and Safety Research Project A
    Term 2
    OCHS29002     Occupational Health and Safety Research Project B
    Term 3
    OCHS29003     Occupational Health and Safety Research Project C

    Year 1 (3.5 year study plan)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1
    OCHS20029     Human Factors
    Term 2
    OCHS20031     Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety
    Year 2 (3.5 year study plan)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1
    OCHS20030     Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
    Term 2
    OCHS20032     Risk Management and Safety Technology
    Term 3
    OCHS20022     Issues in Workplace Health and Safety

    Note: Students taking the 3.5 year plan must attend the full 2 week residential school in the second year of study to be eligible to graduate in the GD OHS (see More Details for information on residential school requirements).

    Year 3 (3.5 year study plan)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1
    OCHS20029     Human Factors
    OCHS21027     Special Topics in Health
    Term 2
    OCHS29001     Occupational Health and Safety Research Project A
    Term 3
    OCHS29002     Occupational Health and Safety Research Project B

    Year 4 (3.5 year study plan)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1
    OCHS29003     Occupational Health and Safety Research Project C
    Note: OCHS21027 Special Topics in Health is available term 1 or term 2

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