Courses & Details

Program Code 12273
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + 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.

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

Level 7 applicant

  • Bachelor degree in cognate area
  • Must demonstrate a minimum of one year experience through the provision of a CV and statement of service

Level 8 applicant

  • Bachelor Honours degree in cognate area
  • Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety with a GPA of 5.0 or higher

Cognate areas include, but are NOT limited to: Health, Engineering, Science, Mining, Manufacturing, Government, Rural safety, Primary industry.

International students must submit transcripts from previous education qualifications in English or with an authorised English translation.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

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.

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.   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

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

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

Requirements and Structure

Students undertake 100 units of Core Courses and 20 units of Directed Courses.

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

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
HLSC6101 Workplace Injury Management Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
HLSC6130 Applied Research in Health and Safety Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
LEGL6004 Law for Workplace Health & Safety Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6010 Occupational Health Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6020 Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6040 Ergonomics Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6050 Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6060 Safety in the Workplace Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6070 Management for Occupational Health and Safety Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6090 Research in Occupational Health and Safety Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6601 Theory and Practice of Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
HLSC6102 Occupational Rehabilitation 1 Not currently offered 10 units
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6301 Chronic Disease and Injury Control Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
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