This course has an emphasis on practical and theoretical OHS skills with a strong mix of science and management.
You will study core discipline areas including risk management, accident prevention, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, health and safety economics, and compensation and injury management.
It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety once you have completed certain units.
Please note: This course is not available to international students studying in Australia. International students can only take this course externally (online) in their country of origin.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Occupational Health and Safety lead to?
Employment prospects are excellent, with graduates often earning above average salaries. Graduates gain employment in a variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing and construction. There is also demand for graduates in corporate, government, health and academic sectors. With the stringent legislative requirements for health and safety in the workplace and the increase in resources and commodity prices expected to continue, future demand for tertiary qualified occupational health and safety professionals is expected to be high.
What you'll learn
- apply and integrate the knowledge and principles of occupational health and safety and practical skills required for the prevention of injury and occupational disease in the workplace environment
- apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
- develop information literacy skills with access, evaluation and synthesis of relevant information and evidence from a range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
- communicate effectively and function as part of a team and in collaboration with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
- use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
- facilitate, educate and promote health and safety in the workplace in relation to individuals, families, the community and environment
- recognise the global nature of OHS issues and be familiar with appropriate international standards
- demonstrate an understanding of how culture can influence OHS issues
- develop appropriate skills and knowledge to provide leadership for the improvement of OHS in the workplace