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Workplace Health and Safety, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #214 (QS) Online
The Workplace Health and Safety program from University of Newcastle 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.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from research leaders - the University of Newcastle is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • Hands-on experience - gain significant real-world experience with environmental field visits and integrated learning at industrial sites, preparing you for a successful career.
  • Flexible study options - you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of the Workplace Health and Safety program from University of Newcastle, 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.

Possible career paths may include:

  • WHS manager
  • WHS inspector
  • WHS consultant
  • Government agencies (WorkSafe, WorkCover)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law for Workplace Health & Safety
  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology
  • Current Practice in OH & S

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic 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
  • Graduate Certificate or other postgraduate qualification; OR
  • 5 years significant workplace experience in OHS as evidenced by CV and references. Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15890 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15890 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    18695 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18695 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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