Company description

The University of Wollongong is an award-winning university on the south coast of New South Wales, approximately 80 km south of Sydney Australia. We offer a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters in Work Health and Safety (WHS) within a fully nested program. The course structure and the subjects are detailed in Coursefinder.

The course has changed from the previous Masters (OHS) and Masters (Occupational Hygiene Practice) programs which were 48 credit point Masters degrees. The new program offers a Masters in WHS with specialisation in either Occupational Hygiene Practice, Ergonomics or Risk Management and is a 72 credit point Masters degree.

The M WHS (Occupational Hygiene Specialisation) is accredited by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

One of the strengths of the Occupational Hygiene academic programme at the University is a focus on developing students who have a sound theoretical base in Occupational Hygiene topics together with skills in their practical application. To ensure these skills are developed, the majority of lecturers have a strong industry or government regulatory background and a willingness to share their experiences with students.

Training Courses

As part of the global training initiative the following individual subjects are offered as “Short Courses” and can be undertaken on a non award programme. If the appropriate international assessment is completed the relevant subject may be submitted for recognition under the international qualifications scheme as set out by OHTA.

  • Measurement of Hazardous Substances
  • Thermal Environment
  • Noise-Measurement & its Effects
  • Asbestos & other Fibres
  • Control of Hazardous Substances
  • Ergonomics Essentials

      Contact details

      Person:Mrs Jane Whitelaw
      Languages offered:English
      Address:School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
      Tel+ 61 2 4221 5232
      Fax+61 2 4221 5945