Graduate Diploma of Work Health and Safety

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Graduate Diploma of Work Health and Safety (WHS) provides an intensive professional program of study in the area of occupational health and safety. This degree UOW's Work Health and Safety programs have been developed in conjunction with industry to address the complex nature of occupational health and safety in the workplace. The advanced knowledge and skills developed throughout the course will allow you to confidently address complex workplace occupational health and safety issues through technical knowledge and application. There is also an emphasis on communication skills and techniques essential to effectively implement work health and safety strategies. UOW is home to Work Health and Safety scholars who are leaders in their field. The strong pedagogical basis of the course is informed by a team of experienced teaching staff from a range of professional backgrounds, including allied health, engineering, occupational hygiene and risk management. The multidisciplinary approach to learning and teaching at UOW enables valuable interdisciplinary experience with Public Health and Social Sciences students, and academic input from engineering, medicine, various allied health professionals, law and business.


The Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety requires the successful completion of 48 credit points in the following subjects: People and Work, WHS Risk Management, Work Health and Safety Law, Industrial Epidemiology and Toxicology, Work Injury Management, Workplace Hazards & Hygiene, Occupational Health & Safety Systems, and Physical Hazards at Work. The program has a flexible mode of delivery with online content delivered up front, complemented by block teaching sessions of 3-5 days for exploration and application of subject material.


  • Work health and safety

Standard entry requirements

  • 3-year Bachelors degree with a major in a Science or Health-related discipline
  • Or a degree in another relevant area (for example Engineering) which contains at least 1 year of science-based subjects
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience may be considered

Study pathways

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Diploma will count as credit towards the Master of Work Health and Safety upon successful transfer to the Master's degree.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $30,384 No No information available

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