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Master of Occupational Health and Safety

Edith Cowan University

24 months
34950 AUD/year
22150 AUD/year
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The Master of Occupational Health and Safety from Edith Cowan University aims to develop professionals in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS) who are able to develop OHS systems and research workplace OHS issues.


On completion of the Master of Occupational Health and Safety program from Edith Cowan University it is expected that students should be able to: 

  • design and implement an occupational health and safety management system that reflects the OHS needs of an organisation; 
  • critically review the risk management processes that have been developed for a workplace and/or industry including the characterisation of incident-investigation processes identifying issues in specific industries/workplaces; 
  • critically review and synthesise the factors that influence the application of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace; 
  • synthesise the potential impacts of hazards according to type and predict when a hazard may become a risk; 
  • use research skills to assess the implementation of safe design in relation to controlling potential impacts on people, plant and/or the environment; 
  • undertake and report on a workplace-based research project; 
  • and demonstrate professional skills which include making verbal and written arguments in support of workplace safety and health issues.

Career Opportunities

Graduates at this level are in current demand and required to assist managers in meeting their OHS responsibilities. Graduates would be suitable for roles in the mining, oil & gas, construction, government and non-government sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Workplace Health and Safety Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems 20
  • Workplace Hazards
  • Health and Safety Principles in Practice
  • Occupational Hygiene Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in any discipline; or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Occupational/Workplace health and Safety/Safety Science.

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22150 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22150 AUD per year during 24 months.


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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