Occupational and Environmental Health - M5018

Occupational and Environmental Health

Graduate diploma

This course gives health professionals the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to responsibly provide preventive health services to both reduce the health impacts of disease and injury and assist to systematically address hazards arising from workplaces and within communities.

The course caters for the special needs of medical practitioners, nurses, allied health personnel, scientists or OHS managers wishing to develop adaptable and responsible skills as OHS and environmental health practitioners. The course is offered by off-campus learning however compulsory block attendance is required each semester.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Graduate Diploma of Occupational and Environmental Health
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

"The combination of online and block classes on campus is a real strength of the Occupational and Environmental Health course – it permits self-paced learning and encourages in-depth and frequent discussion with fellow students and the teachers."

- Mina, Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor  degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline.

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 maximum) outlining reasons for undertaking course.

Alternative qualification

The course comprises 48 points of Occupational and Environmental Health studies. In these studies, you will gain an introduction to occupational health and safety, in identifying risks and hazards in the workplace and understanding the epidemiology of occupational and environmental diseases and injuries.

You will learn to prevent and manage such risks and hazards and to implement occupational safety systems in the workplace.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M5018


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M5018


Self assess for credit eligibility

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


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.


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.


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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.