Graduate Diploma of Work Health and Safety

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

The Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety develops knowledge and skills in the scientific, behavioural, legal and business aspects of Work Health and Safety. This course is underpinned with the theme of providing the science behind policy and practice and involves opportunities for students to network with industry representatives and participate in work health and safety teams through practicum placement. The course is taught with sufficient content to satisfy the requisite knowledge for professional membership in a number of organisations. Two of the core units have unit prerequisites that may require an applicant to undertake a bridging unit(s). Students may enter the course without the prerequisites, but must have completed the prerequisite requirements prior to enrolment in either of the core units: PHYS5405 Radiation Safety (a pass in WACE physics, or equivalent; or completion of a foundation general physics unit at tertiary level); CHEM4309 Occupational hygiene and chemical safety (a pass in WACE chemistry, or equivalent; or completion of a foundation general chemistry unit at tertiary level).

Course Fee:

Australian: $23,900
International: $37,300

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and at least two years of full-time relevant professional experience. English language requirements apply.


The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

Subjects you can Study:

Work health and safety

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info Yes Full time 1 year
Crawley No info Yes Part time 2 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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