Fast facts


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery


Program code: 12275

Study Workplace Health and Safety

The University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety will provide you with best practice health and safety skills and knowledge at an intermediate level, enhancing your ability to deliver contemporary practices.

At the successful completion of your studies, you will have the skills to prepare and implement effective occupational, health and safety programs that comply with legislative requirements.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from research leaders - The University of Newcastle is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • Flexible study options - you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.
  • Top 5 in Australia for overall graduate satisfaction (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018 - Health Services and Support category)

Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety

12 ? Medical and Health Sciences areas rated at 'well above world standard'

What you will study

You will learn to identify and manage occupational health, hygiene and safety hazards in the workplace, address causation and prevention of work-related accidents/incidents, and apply occupational health and safety risk management systems and processes.

Key areas of study include:

  • Workplace Health and Safety Law
  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology
  • Current Health and Safety Practices

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of the program, you will be qualified for career opportunities across a range of industries such as mining, manufacturing, government, rural safety and primary industry. You will be equipped with the skills to develop safety campaigns in response to the occupational, health and safety needs of your affiliated organisation.

Possible career paths may include:

  • WHS manager
  • WHS inspector
  • WHS consultant
  • Government agencies (WorkSafe, WorkCover)