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 overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety
Award abbreviation
GradDipWHS
Course code
52330
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
073533M

Course details

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
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Ackland
Fees
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.

Course structure

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):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ANHB5455Applied Anatomy for Ergonomics
S2CHEM4309Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); ATAR Chemistry or WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or TEE Chemistry or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry or equivalent
Incompatibility:
CHEM3309 Chemistry in the Workplace or SCIE2231 Nanotechnology
S1PHYS5405Radiation Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma In Work Health and Safety (52330); Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or TEE Physics or PHYS1021 Applied Physics A or PHYS1022 Applied Physics B, or equivalent
Co-requisites:
If prerequisites are lacking, then co-enrolment in PHYS1021 Applied Physics A.
NSPSYC5515Organisational Development and Work Design
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (coursework) (41650) or the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (coursework) (42610) or the Master of Commerce (coursework) (41680) or the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework) (41660) or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
PSYC5715 Organisational Change for Psychologists
NSPSYC5830Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
PSYC5730 Psychology-based Approaches in Managing Work Health and Safety
S1SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3387 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics in Industry (formerly HMES3387 Human Performance in Industry)
S1SSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)

Take unit(s) a value of 6 points from Group A (with prior professional experience):

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2SSEH5694Research Colloquium
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science; or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework (52510); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380)

Take unit(s) a value of 6 points from Group B (without prior professional experience):

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2SSEH5692Industry Practicum II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390). Students enrolled in the master's programs must have completed a minimum of 48 points (for a 96-point master's program) before enrolment in this unit is permitted.

Take units according to substitution rule, if applicable:

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of Science
S2SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
S1SSEH5654Fundamentals in Research Methods
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours; or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390)
S1SSEH5655Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510); or the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework) (51610)
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours; or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Master of Exercise Science (52510)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3339 Community and Work Site Health Promotion (formerly HMES3339)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the 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 requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

or

(b) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) at least two years of full-time relevant professional experience.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

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.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

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

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Substitution

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.