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 structure

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (42 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ANHB5455Applied Anatomy for Ergonomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530) or Graduate Diploma in Anatomical Science (51300) or Master of Anatomical Science (53510)
lectures: 10 x 1 hour; labs/tutorial sessions: 10 x 2 hours
 CHEM4309Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety
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.
practical classes: 1 hour per week; lasers and X-ray analysis course: 2 x 1 day; unsealed isotope course: 3 days
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Change
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 41680 Master of Commerce (coursework) (Human Resource Management), or 41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework), or 43550 Master of Commerce and Master of International Commercial Law, or 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, or 74530 Master of Work Health and Safety (coursework or coursework and dissertation), or 73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework), or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework).
3 hours per week for 12 weeks
S2PSYC5830Human 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), or the Master of Business Psychology (73550).
Incompatibility:
PSYC5730 Psychology-based Approaches in Managing Work Health and Safety
face to face class/workshop sessions: 3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)
 SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
N/ASSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week

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

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
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)
as advised by supervisor

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

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2SSEH5692Industry Practicum II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), and have a course plan developed including approved enrolment in this unit.
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.

Take units according to substitution rule, if applicable:

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in 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
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.
S1SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.
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)
lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
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)
lectures: 3 hours per week
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390), Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330), Master of Exercise Science (52510), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3339 Community and Work Site Health Promotion (formerly HMES3339)
lectures: 3 hours per week; plus project work

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

Rules

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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) (i) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or

(ii) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and at least two years of full-time relevant professional experience;

and

(b) completed Chemistry ATAR and Physics ATAR, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA.

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.