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Are you driven to protect workers from injury and illness? Apply scientific principles to understand safety risks and make workplaces safer with this occupational health and safety (OHS) program.
Occupational health and safety is a multidisciplinary profession with applications in most industries and commerce.
The program is taught in block mode during one week per semester at the RMIT City campus, with online support and weekly online tutorials. All lectures and materials are provided online.
In some courses there is a need for practical utilisation of instrumentation to measure workplace hazards, and this is done on an agreed practical day during the semester. RMIT has an excellent OHS laboratory containing the latest measurement equipment.
Many of the assignments used for assessment purposes will be based in your work organisation to ensure that theory is directly applied to practical applications.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Many assignments are designed to put theory into workplace practice providing an education that is directly applicable to your role as an OHS professional.
Graduates find work within industry, government, service organisations, consulting or in workers' compensation insurance companies, where they're engaged in OHS risk management teams to advise corporate clients.
Practitioners are called health and safety executives (HSE), OHS managers, risk managers, OHS coordinators or safety officers.
Positions with additional environmental responsibilities are known as EHS or SHE (safety, health and environment) managers or coordinators.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Safety Institute of Australia, the body representing OHS professionals and practitioners, recognises the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and the Master of Occupational Health and Safety as meeting the educational requirements for professional membership.
Graduates are able to become a member, and with three years of appropriate experience can become a Chartered Professional Member (CPMSIA).
The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety was accredited by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board. Accreditation is current to 2018.
Application has been made for accreditation of the Master program.
An accredited qualification such as the RMIT Graduate Diploma is the minimum requirement for professional certification as an OHS professional as well as SIA professional membership.
Program and course information
Protect workers from injury and illness
Work within industry, government or service organisations to ensure the community safety.