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Program Code 12273
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
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Description

The Master of Workplace Health and Safety is a 120-unit postgraduate coursework program that provides training in occupational health, safety, injury management and rehabilitation. It can be completed wholly on-line as there is no requirement for on-campus attendance.

The program prepares graduates for work in the preparation and implementation of occupational health and safety programs at the workplace. It is designed to develop advanced knowledge, critical understanding and problem solving approaches to the complex ranges of issues and processes associated with practice in occupational health and safety and workplace injury management.

Students will, in many cases, be working in a variety of roles within this area, in positions of managerial or professional responsibility, through which they are required to develop policies and strategies in response to the OH&S and workplace injury management needs of their organisations.

Why study with us?

The program was established in 2012 following rationalisation of two highly successful and well-established Masters programs - the Master of Occupational Health and Safety and the Master of Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation. It is delivery on-line and may be undertaken from within or outside Australia.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of roles within the field of workplace health and safety. This may include OH&S Officer / Manager / Inspector / Consultant. Professionals can seek continuing education points from their respective professional bodies for completion of these programs or parts thereof.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Domestic Australian and International applicants must lodge a formal application through GradSchool.com and provide evidence of:

  • relevant Bachelor degree from an approved institution
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety (AQF level 8) with a GPA of 5.0

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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Selection Criteria

N/A

Credit Transfer

Eligible students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety and are admitted to the Masters level program will be granted 40 units credit.

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.

Practical Experience

The program does not require completion of any practice placements. However students can ‘tailor’ the courses to their own development or workplace needs by relating assessment items to their current work situations or professional experience.

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Workplace Health and Safety (MWHS) is accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board. This will allow students to apply for registration as Occupational Health and Safety Professionals. This is a new initiative within Occupational Health and Safety nationally and will enhance the recognition of our program, and the professional recognition of graduates. The MWHS is accredited by IOSH (Institute of Occupational Health and Safety) which is a recognised UK accrediting body of OHS programs and enables students to become Graduate members of IOSH, which is professionally recognised internationally.

International Students

The program is open to International students. The program is structured to provide opportunities for international students. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis. Strategies for program-specific online student support will be developed in consultation with participating students. Additionally, they will be encouraged to avail themselves of existing University support networks and services.

Special Needs

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” under Anti-Discrimination legislation.

Additional Information

Completion of the Master of Workplace Health and Safety will partially satisfy entry criteria to the Occupational Health Physician specialisation within the Australasian Facullty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Workplace Health and Safety (MWHS) is a 120-unit, AQF Level 9-compliant program. Students undertake 100 units of Core Courses and 20 units of Directed Courses.

Entry requirements for the Masters qualification is a relevant bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution.

Provision is made for an exit award - the Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety - after completion of 80 units within the Masters program.  Candidates who elect to transfer to the exit will not be eligible for readmission to the Masters program.

[The embedded Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety will be a 40-unit, AQF Level-8 compliant program.  Special entry into the Graduate Certificate will be offered to those with relevant non-university qualifications and at least 3 years relevant professional experience in a designated health and safety role, approved for this purpose by the Pro Vice-Chancellor. Admission to the Masters program following completion of the Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety for special entry students will require a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher.]

Transition Arrangements

Existing MOHS and MWIMOR students will be advised of the change in program and given the option to either complete the MOHS/ MWIMOR or transfer to the MWHS which will be accredited by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6130 Applied Research in Health and Safety Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
LEGL6004 Law for Workplace Health & Safety Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6010 Occupational Health Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6020 Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6040 Ergonomics Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6060 Safety in the Workplace Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6070 Management for Occupational Health and Safety Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6090 Research in Occ Health & Safety Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from list of Directed Courses.
ARBE6601 Theory and Practice of Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6120 Managing Organisational Change Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6503 Project Management Not currently offered 10 units
HLSC6102 Occupational Rehabilitation 1 Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6150 Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6220 Health Social Science I Not currently offered 10 units