Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is a professional introductory degree for students holding a undergraduate degree or Graduate Certificate in either OH&S or Occupational Hygiene.

The knowledge and skills developed throughout this course will allow you to confidently address complex workplace occupational health and safety issues through technical knowledge and application. This degree also has an emphasis on communication skills and techniques essential to effectively implement OH&S strategies.

For students wishing to study further, this graduate diploma also provides a pathway to the Master of Occupational Health and Safety. All subjects successfully completed are credited towards the Master level degree.

This degree
This program has a flexible delivery mode combining online course content with 3-5 days of on-campus block teaching sessions focused on the exploration and application of the subject material. The on-campus component utilises a range of campus resources, including UOW’s well-resourced OHS laboratory.

What you will study
All UOW's Occupational Health and Safety degrees have been developed in conjunction with industry to address the complex nature of occupational health and safety in the workplace.

During the Graduate Diploma you will study:

  • Advanced WHS Risk Management
  • Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Industrial Epidemiology & Toxicology
  • Occupational Health and Safety Systems
  • Work Health and Safety Law
  • Workplace Hazards and Hygiene

Course information

Study area

Work Health and Safety

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

3046

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Flexible

Cricos

0100651

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

A recognised 3-year Bachelor degree; or either a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or Graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene with a WAM of at least 65. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience may be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate will count as credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.


On the successful completion of the Graduate Diploma your subjects can be credited towards the Master of Occupational Health and Safety.


If you have completed postgraduate subjects in a similar degree at another institution, please provide evidence of the subjects and your results and consideration will be given for credit towards the UOW degree.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

Flexible

$11,520 (2020)

$23,040 (2020)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

A recognised 3-year Bachelor degree; or either a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or Graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene with a WAM of at least 65. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience may be considered.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate will count as credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.


On the successful completion of the Graduate Diploma your subjects can be credited towards the Master of Occupational Health and Safety.


If you have completed postgraduate subjects in a similar degree at another institution, please provide evidence of the subjects and your results and consideration will be given for credit towards the UOW degree.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

Flexible

$16,296 (2020)

$32,592 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 14 February 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Critically review, investigate and evaluate OHS issues using data, research and argument.
2 Generate and demonstrate effective responses to OHS issues with creativity, logic and critical thinking.
3 Effectively generate and transmit OHS knowledge, skills and ideas to collaborate and engage with people in different settings and different cultural environments.
4 Describe and demonstrate strategies to acknowledge, appreciate and respect diversity.
5 Develop strategies to maintain personal integrity within the field of OHS.
6 Identify, critically evaluate, transform and apply OHS resources and technologies for OHS professional practice in order to function effectively in the digital environment.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of this degree, a candidate must satisfactorily complete a total of at least 48 credit points, comprised of the following:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Autumn Session
HAS 871 WHS Risk Management 6 Autumn
HAS 979 Ergonomics Essentials 6 Autumn
HAS 980 Industrial Epidemiology & Toxicology 6 Autumn
LAW 969 Work Health and Safety Law 6 Autumn
Spring Session
HAS 861 Workplace Hazards & Hygiene 6 Spring
HAS 973 Occupational Health & Safety Systems 6 Spring
HAS 967 Advanced WHS Risk Management 6 Spring
HAS 970 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 6 Spring

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Master of Occupational Health and Safety is accredited by the Australian Occupational Health & Safety Educators Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB). Accreditation is being sought from the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) of the UK.

Why choose this course

UOW is home to Work Health and Safety scholars who are leaders in their field. The strong pedagogical basis of the course is informed by a team of experienced teaching staff from a range of professional backgrounds, including allied heath, engineering, occupational hygiene and risk management. The multidisciplinary approach to learning and teaching at UOW enables valuable interdisciplinary experience with Public Health and Social Sciences students, and academic input from engineering, medicine, various allied health professionals, law and business.

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