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Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety

Enhance your knowledge of work health and safety by completing a Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety.

Introduction

The Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety develops knowledge and skills in the scientific, behavioural, legal and business aspects of Work Health and Safety.

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Course description, features and facilities

This graduate diploma is underpinned with the theme of providing the science behind policy and practice and involves opportunities for students to network with industry representatives and participate in work health and safety teams through practicum placement. The course is taught with sufficient content to satisfy the requisite knowledge for professional membership in a number of organisations.

Please note that some of the core units listed below have prerequisites that may require you to undertake bridging courses if you don't have the the requisite background knowledge. Contact the course coordinator Winthrop Professor Tim Ackland for more information.

Please note the current rules below are incorrect and students with professional experience should enrol in SSEH5694: Research Colloquim and students without prior professional experience should enrol in SSEH5692: Research Practicum.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety

Take all unit(s) (42 points):

S1ANHB5455Applied Anatomy for Ergonomics
S2CHEM4309Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety
S1PHYS5405Radiation Safety
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Work Design
S2PSYC5830Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing
S1SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
S1SSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points from Group A (with prior professional experience):

Group A

S1, S2SSEH5694Research Colloquium

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points from Group B (without prior professional experience):

Group B

S1, S2SSEH5692Research Practicum II

See substitution rule:

Group C

S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
S2SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
S1, S2SSEH5654Fundamentals in Research Methods
S1, S2SSEH5655Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion

Professional recognition

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Career opportunities

This degree prepares students for work in the education, government and private sectors. Potential roles include Safety and Health Managers, Ergonomists and Educator roles in government departments such as Worksafe.

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Further study opportunities


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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering or Medicine from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or a bachelor's degree from a recognised tertiary institution plus a minimum of two years' full-time relevant industry experience (as determined by the Faculty on recommendation from the course co-ordinator).

English competency

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How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 January
Semester 2: 26 June

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $16658.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

International postgraduate applicants must complete the postgraduate application form and submit it through an authorised UWA overseas representative or directly to the UWA International Centre.

Fees

Annual fee: $30690.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook
Standard full-time completion
1 year
Maximum time to complete
4 years
Contact details: course information
Senior Administrative Officer
School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health
inga.carr@uwa.edu.au
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6488 2360
Course code
52330
CRICOS Code
073533M
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