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This Master’s degree is far more than just an occupational health and safety course. In addition to learning about hazard identification, risk assessment and applying control measures and monitoring their effectiveness, you will also study environmental assessment and modelling’ environmental and safety law, auditing, research methods, managerial skills and business administration issues.
Students will also conduct a research project that will give them specialised knowledge and expertise in a particular field.
A Master’s degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management (OHSEM) is in high demand thanks to the recent introduction of national legislation and the increasing focus on ensuring OHSEM and Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements are met in organisations.
On successful completion of the requirements for this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge and skills that meet the competency standards required by professional accrediting bodies and certification organisations
- Research, analyse and apply established theories to knowledge and practice in the discipline of OHSE in an Australian and International business context
- Master and apply high-level practice skills in the discipline of OHSE with reference to legislation and industry standards
- Apply professional and community ethical and legal standards to practice
- Critique, analyse and apply twenty-first century communication and sophisticated, professional interpersonal skills
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.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
- Bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
- Bachelor degree in a different discipline and evidence of a minimum five years industry experience; or
- Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management
In special circumstances, applicants can submit a proposal alongside a formal application, demonstrating their knowledge, experience, and skills are such that they are likely to succeed in the program.
Applicants without a degree who have appropriate professional work experience may be considered for entry at the Graduate Certificate level of the program.
IELTS minimum score of 6.5
All Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management students are advised to start the course with the introductory unit OHSE601 Principles of OHSE Management.
To qualify for the award of Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management students must complete 11 units including one double unit.
RPL or Credit may be granted according to ACU policies and applicants are advised to contact the Course Administrator.
Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
For students who commenced the Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management prior to 2017, please take note of the following:
- Do not enrol into MGMT621 Management of Change if you have successfully completed OHSE622 OHSE Epidemiology.
- Do not enrol into MGMT627 Project Management if you have successfully completed OHSE621 Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene.
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