School of Health and Society

Work Health and Safety

Studies in Work Health & Safety (WHS) focus on understanding the plethora of hazards faced in the workplace environment and fostering a safer working environment.

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters and Doctorate level courses develop specialised knowledge and skills that equip graduates to address the complex nature of workplace occupational health and safety issues.

The courses include study areas and specialisations such as:

  • Work Health & Safety
  • Occupational Hygiene Practice
  • Risk Management
  • Health Promotion

WHS: Our Philosophy 

Current Courses on Offer

Doctor of Philosophy Integrated
Study Area(s): Health Promotion, Human Geography, Occupational Hygiene Practice, Public Health, Work Health & Safety
Duration: 4 years full-time/ 8 sessions

Master of Work Health and Safety - Advanced (Health Promotion)
Study Area(s): Work Health & Safety, Occupational Hygiene Practice or Ergonomics, Health Promotion.
Duration: 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Master of Work Health and Safety - Advanced (WHS Research)
Study Area(s): Work Health & Safety, Occupational Hygiene Practice or Ergonomics, WHS Research.
Duration: 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene)
Study Area(s): Work Health & Safety, Occupational Hygiene Practice (Specialisation)
Duration: 1.5 years (3 sessions) full time, or part-time equivalent

Master of Work Health and Safety (Ergonomics)
Study Area(s): Work Health and Safety, Ergonomics (Specialisation)
Duration: 1.5 years (3 sessions) full time, or part-time equivalent

Master of Work Health and Safety (Risk Management)
* New for 2017 - subject to approval
Study Area(s): Work Health and Safety, Risk Management (Specialisation)
Duration: 1.5 years (3 sessions) full time, or part-time equivalent

Graduate Diploma in Work Health & Safety
Study Area(s): Ergonomics, Occupational Hygiene Practice, Work Health & Safety
Duration: 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Graduate Certificate in Work Health & Safety
Study Area(s): Ergonomics, Occupational Hygiene Practice, Work Health & Safety
Duration: 1 year (2 sessions) part-time

Minor in Work Health and Safety - General Schedule

Study Requirements

The WHS program has a flexible mode of delivery. For each subject content is delivered initially online for 3–6 weeks, followed by a block teaching session of 3–5 days for exploration and application of subject material.

Accreditation

AIOH Accredited Course - Master of Work Health & Safety (Occupational Hygiene Specialisation) - University of Wollongong (Expires 12/2019) 

Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc (AIOH)

IOSH: Approved training provider

Our WHS Team

Course Director

Dr Vinod Gopaldasani

Last reviewed: 27 February, 2017