Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301400 v.2 Master of Occupational Health and Safety (Mining)


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course provides engineers or similarly qualified professionals in the mining industry with advanced knowledge, skills and techniques in risk management, system safety and occupational health and safety management.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A four-year bachelor degree or equivalent, such as a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in physical/environmental sciences. A minimum of two years relevant experience in the mining industry is required.

Specific Requirements

Students may be required to attend on-campus sessions at Kalgoorlie and at Bentley of up to two weeks per semester. Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time external study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management; Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other vital study materials. In addition, expenses are associated with attendance at on-campus sessions at Bentley and in Kalgoorlie.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

10682 v.2   Occupational Health and Safety Management 581 4.0 25.0
301405 v.2   Health and Safety Technology in Mining 581 7.0 25.0
5427 v.6   Occupational Epidemiology and Biostatistics 581 4.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

10683 v.3   Occupational Health and Safety Management 582 4.0 25.0
301412 v.3   Health and Safety Technology in Mining 582 7.0 25.0
5429 v.6   Health and Safety Law 582 4.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

13179 v.3   Research Project 650 16.0 50.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
5428 v.5   Safety Technology 582 8.0 25.0
10684 v.2   Health and Safety and Economics 582 4.0 25.0
10685 v.3   Health and Safety and Industrial Relations 581 4.0 25.0
11516 v.4   Compensation and Rehabilitation 593 4.0 25.0
11517 v.4   Ergonomics 594 8.0 25.0
11518 v.4   Diseases of Occupations 595 8.0 25.0
11519 v.4   Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety 596 4.0 25.0
11521 v.4   Workplace Training 599 8.0 25.0
13181 v.3   Injury Control 694 4.0 25.0
305042 v.1   Environmental Health Impact Studies 590 8.0 25.0
305044 v.1   Environmental Health Management 581 4.0 25.0
305046 v.1   Environmental Health Management 582 4.0 25.0
309594 v.2   Settings in Health Promotion 688 43.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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