Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

305665 v.1 Master of Health, Safety and Environment


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


This course is designed to meet the needs of managers and others involved in occupational health and safety operations that integrate environmental management concerns with occupational health and safety. It is designed to advance knowledge and skills in the prevention of work related disease and injury and integration of environmental protection with management of occupational health and safety. The opportunity to specialise and undertake research in safety management, safety technology, occupational health and hygiene, environmental health management and other areas. Those demonstrating excellence in research abilities will have the opportunity to continue to doctoral studies.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A relevant bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved institution and a minimum of two years relevant work experience are required.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Duration and Availability

This course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. The course is offered by flexible delivery mode with some units offering additional support through tutorial sessions.

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

Course Organisation

Some of the units require attendance at an on-campus session during the semester. Students are advised of these requirements well in advance.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Safety Institute of Australia (not required to practice profession).

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

10682 v.2   Occupational Health and Safety Management 581 4.0 25.0
305044 v.1   Environmental Health Management 581 4.0 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
305042 v.1   Environmental Health Impact Studies 590 8.0 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
305046 v.1   Environmental Health Management 582 4.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
5425 v.7   Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene 581 4.0 25.0
5428 v.5   Safety Technology 582 8.0 25.0
5698 v.5   Organisational Behaviour 550 3.0 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
11515 v.4   System Safety 592 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
13150 v.4   Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 681 4.0 25.0
13177 v.3   Designing and Delivering Training 681 4.0 25.0
13181 v.3   Injury Control 694 4.0 25.0
309594 v.2   Settings in Health Promotion 688 43.0 25.0


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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