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The Master of Workplace Health and Safety at the University of Newcastle has been designed to offer extended education to health and safety professionals enhancing career opportunities in the field.
Health and safety in the workplace is a legal requirement for businesses to operate. Keeping abreast of occupational health and safety principles and practice is essential for health and safety professionals, to ensure they meet complex and changing requirements and legislation introduced by State and Federal Governments.
Knowledge of legislation, organisational requirements and the work environment are essential for occupational health and safety officers, inspectors and consultants in developing, implementing and educating employees on key health and safety initiatives in the workplace.
With this qualification you will be able to work in roles such as an occupational health and safety manager, inspector or consultant.
Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Workplace Health and Safety at a time that suits you.
Explore this page and find out if the Master of Workplace Health and Safety is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.
Is it for you?
If you are working in the field of health and safety and are keen to expand your professional knowledge to provide more advanced health and safety expertise, the Master of Workplace Health and Safety may be the postgraduate program for you.
Designed to leverage your existing knowledge, you will learn to approach complex workplace health and safety in a more comprehensive manner, taking a strategic and holistic approach to the development of safety campaigns. These skills will also enhance your career opportunities at more advanced levels.
With the ability to complete the program over three semesters full-time, the Master of Workplace Health and Safety will provide you with fully accredited training in occupational health, safety, injury management and rehabilitation.
At the successful completion of your studies, you will have the skills and expertise to prepare and implement effective occupational, health and safety programs that will comply with legislative requirements. You will have an advanced knowledge and critical understanding of the complex issues and processes associated with occupational health and safety and workplace injury management.
To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.
The Master of Workplace Health and Safety from the University of Newcastle encompasses the most industry relevant areas of study to provide you with a comprehensive, industry relevant and accredited qualification.
The Master of Workplace Health and Safety has been strictly structured with ten core mandatory courses including injury management, ergonomics, current practice and applied research; alongside two elective courses from health and environment or management streams (see the details page for the full lists).
The core courses focus on advancing your knowledge of injury and occupational health and safety management, legislative requirements, occupational hygiene and toxicology, ergonomics, current health and safety practices and research skills. With options from an extensive list of management, environment and health courses, the two electives provide you with the opportunity to direct your course in a way that best leverages your career needs.
To find out more about where the Master of Workplace Health and Safety can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.
At the successful completion of the Master of Workplace Health and Safety you can apply for registration with International Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Masters program will be undergoing accreditation with the the Australian OHS Education Board early in 2013. The latter will feed into the proposed registration of nationally recognised Occupational Health and Safety Professionals. These registrations will enhance your professional recognition as you prepare to take on roles within the field of workplace health and safety including occupational health and safety manager, inspector or consultant.
As a graduate you will be able to seek out career advancement opportunities in high level positions across a range of industries such as mining, manufacturing, government, rural safety and primary industry. You will likely work in roles where you will develop policies and strategies in response to the occupational, health and safety and workplace injury management needs of your affiliated organisation.
For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Workplace Health and Safety read the ‘Details’ tab.