MC-OCHLSF v.2 Master of Occupational Health and Safety
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course will produce occupational health and safety professionals with strong theoretical and practical occupational health and safety (OHS) skills in a range of disciplines. There is an emphasis on industry based assessment and the development of practical skills. This course attracts students from a wide variety of professions and industries from those who are already working in OHS and wish to gain formal qualifications to those intending to work in OHS including engineers, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physical education/human movement science graduates, environmental health officers, teachers, chemists and many other occupations. The course aims to develop research skills and encourage graduates to discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems. Research skills will be demonstrated through the completion of an original research project in the field of OHS.
The course is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK). Upon graduating, graduates are eligible to apply for IOSH membership and certification with the Safety Institute of Australia.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree with a health, science or management-related background and a minimum of 18 months post-bachelor degree work experience in occupational health and safety. Work experience is assessed on the basis of level of seniority and responsibility, job description, work-based referee report, publications or other written reports, short courses or conference attendance. Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety can apply for admission.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GC-OCHLSF Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety; GD-OCHLSF Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
This course builds on the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety to provide students with strong theoretical and practical occupational health and safety (OHS) skills. It is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Studies emphasise industry-based assessment and the development of practical skills. Students will develop strong research skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems. Students should enrol in OCHS5004 Accident Prevention and Safety Management and OCHS5003 Risk Management and Safety Technology first. The optional units provide the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of occupational health and safety. Students are provided with an opportunity to specialise and undertake research in occupational health, occupational hygiene, safety and risk management, ergonomics, occupational medicine or other related areas. After passing all course-work units, students must complete an original research project. After completing 200 credits, students can choose one of two pathways. The first is to complete an additional two optional units (50 credits) and HEAL6028 Health Sciences Research Project (50 credits). The second is to complete HEAL6027 Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation (50 credits) and HEAL6029 Health Sciences Research Dissertation (50 credits).
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. 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
2. apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
3. 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
4. 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
5. use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
6. facilitate, educate, and promote health and safety in the workplace in relation to individuals, families, the community and environment
7. recognise the global nature of OHS issues and be familiar with appropriate international standards
8. demonstrate an understanding of how culture can influence OHS issues
9. develop appropriate skills and knowledge to provide leadership for the improvement of OHS in the workplace
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is three semesters' full-time or equivalent part-time study. Full-time study is subject to availability of units. This course is only available online and can be taken by domestic students studying externally and also international students studying online from their own country.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
Course Organisation Note
Although fully online, assessments for some units may require sitting a final exam at a nominated venue approved by the University.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|OCHS5004||v.1||Accident Prevention and Safety Management||5.0||25.0|
|OCHS5002||v.1||Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety||5.0||25.0|
|OCHS5003||v.1||Risk Management and Safety Technology||5.0||25.0|
|OCHS5005||v.1||Health and Safety Economics and Management||5.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|OCHS5000||v.1||Compensation and Injury Management||5.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HEAL6028||v.2||Health Sciences Research Project||8.0||50.0|
|HEAL6029||v.1||Health Sciences Research Dissertation||16.0||50.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 2 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|HEAL6027||v.1||Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation||1.0||50.0|
|ENHL6000||v.1||Health Impact Assessment||5.0||25.0|
|ENHL6003||v.1||Environmental Health Risk Assessment||5.0||25.0|
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