OHS and ergonomics

Why study OHS and ergonomics?

You can study the Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health online, if you live in or outside of Australia.

This course is designed for people who wish to work at a professional level in the rapidly growing field of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) with specialist coverage of Ergonomics. It is suitable for those already working in the field who need to upgrade their qualifications to meet new OHS professional practice requirements, as well as for new entrants. La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist. The course is fully online, enabling busy professionals to combine study with other commitments. There are no compulsory attendance requirements and study is part-time (up to a maximum of 0.5 of a full-time load).

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Demand for tertiary-level qualified OHS professionals is growing. Government regulators such as WorkSafe Victoria emphasise the need for employers to use qualified OHS professionals. This course is designed so that graduates will satisfy educational requirements for practice as both OHS professionals and as Certified Professional Ergonomists.

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Courses

Local students

2017

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics

Duration :
1 year part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Online
Year
2017
About this course
This part-time distance education course is the foundation year of the Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health. Successful completion at a required academic standard provides you with a pathway into the Masters program.

Our curriculum is designed to help you develop the diverse range of skills needed in contemporary workplaces in Australia and internationally. It covers
the core body of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) knowledge and related professional competencies for Australian OHS professionals, which is the a basis for accrediting Australian OHS tertiary courses.

Beyond this core, course content reflects the specialist expertise of our staff at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors. The Centre is a national and international leader in research, aimed at developing more effective workplace methods for preventing musculoskeletal injuries (Australias largest OHS problem). We also focus on managing the risks of psychosocial hazards, which are important in a wide range of OHS issues.
Professional recognition
Graduates can apply for various levels of membership of the Safety Institute of Australia and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australasia, depending on their prior qualifications and work experience.
Prerequisite
A relevant Bachelor degree e.g. biological or behavioural sciences, health, allied health, industrial engineering, etc. Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors:
- successful completion of a relevant occupational health and safety course to at least a Certificate IV level
- at least three years of employment experience relevant to occupational health and safety

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$23,000 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
Please note students need access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection.

February and July intakes are available for both start and mid-year.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics (Grd Certificate)Online

Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health

Duration :
3 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Online
Year
2017
About this course
According to the Australian Governments Job Outlook initiative the current demand for tertiary-level qualified occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals is set for continued strong growth in coming years. Government regulators such as WorkSafe Victoria emphasise the need for employers to use qualified OHS professionals.

This course is for you if you wish to work as a professional in the rapidly growing field of OHS, and gain specialist knowledge of ergonomics. It is suitable for you if youre already working in the field and need to upgrade your qualifications to meet new OHS professional practice requirements. You can also study this course if youre not already working in OHS and ergonomics.

Our Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health will help you develop the diverse range of skills needed in Australian and international workplaces. Areas of study include OHS principles and legislation, public health, health promotion and prevention, green and sustainable ergonomics, and designing for a diverse workforce.

Youll be introduced to the development, goals and status of the national prevention agenda in Australia, and reflect on the status of this agenda in other countries.

This course reflects the specialist expertise of our staff at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors. The Centre is a national and international leader in research aimed at developing more effective workplace methods for preventing musculoskeletal injuries (Australia's largest OHS problem).

This course is accredited by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB) and meets educational requirements for practice as an OHS professional and as a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Once you have completed the course, you'll be eligible for professional certification by the Safety Institute of Australia as a generalist OHS professional.

You can study this course part-time over three years. The course is offered wholly online, enabling you to combine study with other commitments.
Professional recognition
The Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health is accredited by Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB) until 2017. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

It is designed to satisfy educational requirements for practice as an occupational health and safety (OHS) professional and as a Certified Professional Ergonomist.

Youll be eligible for professional certification by the Safety Institute of Australia as a generalist OHS professional, and by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia.
Prerequisite
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of a relevant AQF Level 8 Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) e.g. biological or behavioural sciences, health or allied health profession, industrial engineering.

In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$23,000 per 120 credit points.
Please note there are limited CSP places.
Additional information
Please note that students need access to a high-speed internet connection.

February and July intakes are available for both start and mid-year.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Ergonomics, Safety and Health (Master)Online

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction on postgraduate course fees.

International students

No courses available

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

Elizabeth - Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering or focus on staff in OHS and ergonomics.