Occupational and Environmental Health - M6026

Occupational and Environmental Health

Expert master degree

This course equips workplace professionals with the skills and knowledge in quality-level occupational health and safety services in order to identify, prevent and manage occupational and environmental health risks and related health problems. Students will learn to systematically control related hazards and exposures within a broad range of workplace and community environments.

The course aims to enable students to take responsibility for high-level independent judgements and initiate, implement and evaluate risk management interventions within varied occupational and environmental contexts. It is particularly suitable for medical practitioners, nurses, allied health personnel, scientists and occupational health and safety managers. The course is offered by off-campus learning; however, compulsory block attendance is required each semester.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
Note:

IMPORTANT:   This course is only available to international students in ‘on-campus’ mode.  Please note that ‘on-campus’ mode comprises a mix of online learning and on-site teaching.

For most units, the majority of contact hours are facilitated through the University’s online learning platform, with additional face-to-face contact during designated study days at Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne.

Duration
  • 1.5 years (full time)
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date Semester One (February), Semester Two (July)
Qualification Master of Occupational and Environmental Health
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline with a pass (50%) average.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Relevant Work Experience (CV)

Statement of purpose (250 words) outlining reasons for undertaking course. Academic transcripts must be provided before an application can be assessed.

Academic transcripts must be provided before an application can be assessed.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6026

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6026

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$28,000

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Alternative qualification

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with the following qualifications, provided you have met the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in this course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health: you’ll need to complete a total of 24 credit points (6 months full time study), with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from this course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.