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Please note: this program is not accepting new students in 2017. Contact us for more study options.
Work health and safety practitioners (formerly known as occupational health and safety) ensure the safety, health and welfare of people in their place of employment.
RMIT’s specialised program is designed to give you the core skills and knowledge to develop and implement strategies and initiatives designed to keep your workplace safe.
If you coordinate and maintain work health and safety (WHS) policies and initiatives or are looking for a WHS management, or otherwise senior role, this program is for you.
You will develop a sound knowledge of WHS competencies for planning, implementing and evaluating your own work and the work of others with safety responsibilities.
1 year part time
Part-time (February intake only): offers you the flexibility of attending classes 1 Saturday a month (February to September) combined with ongoing online support and access to online resources.
Fast-track (February and July intake): the program runs over 2 one-week blocks as a blended combination of intensive workshops and online learning with ongoing support, allowing you to complete the Diploma in approximately 6 months
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll be assessed on professional or vocational work in real or simulated workplaces. You'll also be given industry feedback.
This program involves Industry specialists delivering work-based learning and assessment. Trainers maintain ongoing professional development with key bodies such as the Safety Institute of Australia and provide industry-based case study material, and access to the latest legislation and safety laws. Trainer access to newsletters from safety bodies like: WorkSafe Victoria, Safety in Action also assists in staying up-to-date with the latest in industry.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the WHS program in an organisation. It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.
This qualification or specific units of competency may satisfy some requirements for WHS skilled and practising advisors.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This is a nationally recognised and endorsed qualification. As a student or graduate, you'll be eligible for membership of the Safety Institute of Australia.