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Safety Leadership, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia| Online
The Safety Leadership program at Griffith University  will equip you with an advanced understanding of modern safety theory and practice, including resilience, complexity science, drift, and appreciative understanding of work. You will advance from the implementation of process and prescription towards an ability to provide strategic advice.
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The Safety Leadership program at Griffith University includes further material on understanding, managing and communicating about risk. You will develop expertise in safety scholarship and learn the concepts, methods and skills required for research, workplace improvement and further learning. You will plan and execute a substantial research or industry project, based on your chosen topic. This degree will also make you eligible for further doctoral research. 

The first year of the Master of Safety Leadership Program is common with the Graduate Certificate in Safety Leadership, and provides a critical understanding of safety theory, ethics, organisational research and safety management systems. 

Career opportunities:

You will find career opportunities in system safety, process safety, and occupational health and safety roles at manager and director levels, particularly in industries such as energy, construction, healthcare, aviation, mining, manufacturing, transport, and human services. Exciting career paths are available in corporations, government and consulting firms. You will also be prepared for a research-related career and eligible for entry into a doctoral program and for consideration for higher degree by research scholarships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives on Safety
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Introduction to System Safety
  • Principles of Research
  • Safety Ethics and Accountability
  • Communication in Crises and Disasters

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Safety Leadership, applicants will require the following:

  • hold a Bachelor degree in an engineering, science, psychology, health or safety discipline
  • OR hold a Graduate Certificate in Safety Leadership (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    20500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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