12 months
34765 USD/year
10350 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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By choosing the only university in New Zealand offering comprehensive, specialised postgraduate study in Workplace Health and Safety, at the Victoria University of Wellington you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to put you at the forefront of this international field.


Key facts

Health and safety is becoming an increasingly important factor in workplace management, and the need for qualified professionals is growing.Develop the skills to advise and support all levels of an organisation in the overall task of preventing, mitigating, monitoring and responding to health and safety risks, in order to reduce work-related fatalities, injuries or illness.

You’ll be able to integrate the management of workplace health and safety risk into wider risk management and sustainable business practice at all levels of an organisation, including senior management and governance. The Workplace Health and Safety programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington Victoria University of Wellington


The workplace health and safety job market in New Zealand is showing strong demand for appropriately qualified health and safety specialists.

Health and safety professionals influence, engage and coach all levels of the organisation, including senior management and governance—you could go on to work as a health and safety consultant, risk manager, health and safety inspector, strategy advisor or a health and safety or wellbeing adviser or manager.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Health and Safety Management 
  • Human and Biological Factors in Workplace Health and Safety 
  • Identification, Assessment and Control of Hazards and Risks 
  • Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject with at least a B average
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34765 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34765 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10350 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees  : NZ$48,071 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic fees  : NZ$14,312 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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