Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety
This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills in the area of Work Health and Safety (WHS). Specifically, the scientific, behavioural, legal and business aspects of WHS are addressed, with sufficient content to satisfy the requisite knowledge for professional membership in a number of organisations.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tim Ackland
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (42 points):
|S1||ANHB5455||Applied Anatomy for Ergonomics|
|S2||CHEM4309||Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety|
|NS||PSYC5515||Organisational Development and Work Design|
|NS||PSYC5830||Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety|
|S1||SSEH5688||Introduction to Work Health and Safety|
Take unit(s) a value of 6 points from Group A (with prior professional experience):
|S1, S2||SSEH5694||Research Colloquium|
Take unit(s) a value of 6 points from Group B (without prior professional experience):
|S1, S2||SSEH5692||Industry Practicum II|
Take units according to substitution rule, if applicable:
|S2||SSEH4664||Exercise and Health Psychology|
|S2||SSEH5645||Workplace Injury Prevention and Management|
|S1||SSEH5654||Fundamentals in Research Methods|
|S1||SSEH5655||Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health|
|S2||SSEH5685||Work Site Health Promotion|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
13. The Faculty, on the recommendation of the course coordinator, may permit a student to substitute up to two units from Group C for a unit or units of equivalent value from the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety core units if the student has passed units similar to the core units concerned within their undergraduate degree course.