Occupational Health and Safety (Graduate Diploma)


Cricos: 00279B

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About Occupational Health and Safety at Edith Cowan University Online

Develops professionals in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS), in particular, to develop the skills of identification and management of workplace hazards that may adversely impact on the health and safety of workers.

On completion of the program it is expected that students should be able to: implement and assess an occupational health and safety management system that reflects the OHS needs and issues of an organisation, taking into account the size and complexity of the organisation; critically review the risk management processes that have been developed for a workplace and/or industry, including the characterisation of incident-investigation processes identifying issues in specific industries/workplaces; critically review the legal framework for occupational safety and health in Australia; synthesise the factors that have influenced the development of occupational safety and health law in Australia; synthesise the factors that influence the application of occupational safety and health legislation in the workplace; categorise hazards according to type, assess when a hazard becomes a risk and characterise the principles of safe design in relation to potential impacts on people, plant and/or the environment; demonstrate academic skills which include writing, referencing and researching at a postgraduate level including professional competencies in the use of commonly used business software packages used in occupational health and safety.

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Entry requirements

If you have a Bachelors degree or equivalent, or you can show that you have at least 5 years professional experience that's relevant to an ECU course, you can apply for entry to a Masters by coursework or a Masters by research degree.

Please note that visa restrictions may apply.

Check the minimum English Competency requirements.

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