This postgraduate course in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management (OHSEM) offers a qualification that provides a sound business and technical basis to support the implementation of hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures, and to monitor their effectiveness. This course includes study in the areas of envionmental assessment and modelling, auditing, environmental and safety law, epidemiology and research methods. The capstone unit for the Masters is a work-related research project.
While focusing on safety and environmental responsibility, the OHSEM courses address generic managerial skills and issues applicable across the spectrum of business administration.
The increasing professionalisation of OHSE and the recent introduction of national legislation have created growing demand for this new specialisation. Graduates of this course will have enhanced employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
OHSE professional practitioners are in demand because of the increasing focus on the management of occupational health, safety and environmental processes in accordance with the law and regulatory requirements. Graduates of this course are likely to have increased opportunities across a wide range of professions and industries.
Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or a Graduate Certificate in OHSEM or an equivalent course.
Applicants without a degree who have appropriate professional work experience may be considered for entry at the Graduate Certificate in OHSEM.
IELTS minimum score of 6.5
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This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by ACU before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the postgraduate courses in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
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To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management students must complete eight units.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
RPL or Credit may be granted according to ACU policies and applicants are advised to contact the Course Administrator.
Recommended Study Pattern
All Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management students are advised to start the course with the introductory unit OHS601 Principles of OHSE Management.
This course sits within a group of courses, giving you the flexibility to study towards different levels of qualification. The courses are listed from the highest to the lowest qualification.
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