Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics

Choose Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics at La Trobe

  • Get a pathway into the Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health.
  • Get the diverse skills needed in contemporary workplaces in Australia and around the world.
  • Study in the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors, a national and international research leader.

Career outcomes

According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook initiative, the current demand for tertiary-level qualified occupational health and safety 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.

Graduates can work in a range of industries including:

  • mining
  • logistics
  • healthcare
  • the private and public sectors.

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.

Course content

This program is designed for people seeking a one-year, part-time professional postgraduate qualification in occupational health, safety and ergonomics. It forms the common first year of the Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health. Course content and assignments are adaptable to the needs and interests of a diverse range of students.

For full details on course content, see the handbook.

Scholarships and financial support

You might also be eligible for other scholarships from La Trobe, external scholarships or financial support from La Trobe.

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