University of Newcastle

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Occupational Health and Safety


International Students Office, University Drive

Newcastle, New South 2308


Program Information

Degree Offered:

Graduate Diploma, Master of Occupational Health and Safety

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Occupational Health & Safety prepares graduates for work in the preparation and implementation of occupational health and safety programs at the workplace. In many cases, students will be in positions of managerial or professional responsibility, through which they are required to develop policies and strategies in response to the occupational health and safety needs of their organisations.

As well as extending students' skills in raising awareness of occupational health and safety issues and dealing with risks and dangers in the workplace, the program also aims to encourage the desire to promote the health, safety and well-being of others and to help students develop a problem-solving approach to occupational health and safety issues.