Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Postgraduate Certificate of Workplace Health and Safety

12 months
17950 AUD/year
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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.

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of the University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety, 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.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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
  • 3 years significant work experience in WHS as evidenced by CV and references. Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17950 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National students are Commonwealth Supported.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /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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