Postgraduate program Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety
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LocationOnline
Duration1 year part-time up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryOnline
Start datesSemester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021),
Program Code12275

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

Government subsidised places available

Government subsidised places available

The time is now, study in 2021 and you may be eligible to receive discounts of up to 80% on your course fees.

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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

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)

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Online

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Entry to the Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety is available to applicants who have:

  • Diploma in OHS of 1 year duration or equivalent, plus 2 years relevant work experience; OR
  • Advanced Diploma in OHS or equivalent qualification, plus 1 year relevant work experience; OR
  • Bachelor or Bachelor Honours Degree; OR
  • Graduate Certificate or other postgraduate qualification; OR
  • 5 years significant workplace experience in OHS as evidenced by CV and references. Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

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This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

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