Anita's interest in occupational, health and safety (OHS) and solving OHS workplace issues prompted her to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
I needed a degree that would be cutting edge, flexible and professional. I work full-time and needed a program that worked around my work commitments.
“Since my introduction to the manufacturing industry as a graduate mechanical engineer, I have been interested in the field of occupational, health and safety (OHS). Firstly, for the contribution OHS makes to the welfare of employees well-being, and secondly, I was interested in problem solving OHS issues in the workplace.
I’d completed a number of courses and gained much experience from my years in various industries as a safety auditor and OHS consultant. I wanted to consolidate my learning with a professional OHS program that would be recognised internationally.
RMIT has a reputation for providing practical programs. I needed a degree that would be cutting edge, flexible and professional. I work full-time and needed a program that worked around my work commitments. Therefore I have successfully completed the post graduate diploma in OHS at RMIT.
This program provides practical knowledge on current best practice OHS theory and helps you to learn about how to apply it in the workplace. It provides excellent networks with other OHS professionals such as lecturers and fellow students.
I’ve particularly enjoyed learning about change management and developing safety culture in organisations. Another highlight was learning about the complexity of psychosocial hazards.
My two favourite subjects have been the WHS Intervention Project (Applying change management principles through the development of an OHS strategic plan) and Safety and the Organisation (Developing safety culture in organisations).
I was able to apply the principles of the WHS Intervention Project in my workplace.
I’m currently working for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission as a Work, Health and Safety Manager with a national focus and have successfully developed the Work, Health and Safety Strategic Plan since my commencement. This year I’m taking my studies even further by attempting the Master program in OHS at RMIT. Ultimately I’d like to be group general manager in OHS or a principal consultant within an OHS consulting firm.“