University of Newcastle gains OHS accreditation with the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board.

University of Newcastle joins ranks of elite OHS education providers

22 August 2013

University of Newcastle gains OHS accreditation with the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board.

The University of Newcastle has been awarded a five year accreditation with the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board for its Master of Workplace Health and Safety Program. As one of only five Universities to meet the strict accreditation criteria, the University of Newcastle is helping to set the benchmark for occupational health and safety (OHS) education in Australia.

"Through accreditation, the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board recognises those programs meeting high standards across a range of areas including information management, problem solving, communication skills and application skills," said Program Convenor, Dr Carole James.

The accreditation will ensure students are well-equipped to navigate the diverse challenges of the workplace upon completion of their studies.

"The accreditation program aims to ensure our students develop advanced knowledge, critical understanding and problem solving approaches to the complex ranges of issues and processes associated with professional practice in OHS."

"Our graduates will work in a variety of roles within the area of OHS, in positions of managerial or professional responsibility, through which they are required to develop policies and strategies in response to the OHS and workplace injury management needs of their organisations," said Dr James.The Master of Workplace Health and Safety is a 120-unit postgraduate coursework program that provides training in occupational health, safety, injury management and rehabilitation. It can be completed wholly on-line as there is no requirement for on-campus attendance.

Contact: Sheena Martin
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Contact Email: media@newcastle.edu.au