MC282 - Master of Occupational Health and Safety

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Plan: MC282 - Master of Occupational Health and Safety
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The learning and assessment approach used for MC282 at RMIT is designed to prepare you for professional practice. The general approach is to apply a risk management model to hazards in the workplace, allowing you to recognise the context, evaluate the risk, and generate solutions. This program allows you to complete a minor in one of: Occupational Hygiene; Human factors and Ergonomics; or, Construction Safety. 

Several assessment approaches are used in this program to develop your capabilities. These are specifically designed to focus on developing a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills required by the OHS and occupational hygiene professional. 

Assessments include: 

  • reports to industry standard
  • individual and group presentations
  • quizzes, tests and exams
  • lab practical reports
  • literature reviews and critical analysis of readings
  • projects
  • reflective journals
  • case study and scenario analysis

Support for Your Learning

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will be directed to a range of texts, journal articles and other web-based material that provide a current understanding of the knowledge in this area. Lectures, voice files and other materials will be available on myRMIT (Canvas). 

There are services available to support your learning through the RMIT Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. 

For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Equitable Learning Services

If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition or are the primary carer of individuals with a disability it is possible to have adjustments arranged and negotiated to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods.

You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Inherent Requirements

This program has inherent requirements. If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition or are the primary carer of individuals with a disability it is possible to have adjustments arranged and negotiated to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods.

You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program, for example, through prior post-graduate studies, you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit 

You can view the RMIT Assessment Policy here: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=7 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice.
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities; complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition
  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated in a workplace environment.  The program and its courses create learning opportunities that have strong relevance and links with professional practice. 

The nominated WIL course in this program is PUBH1386 Work Health and Safety Intervention Project. The integration of work-based learning and academic learning in this course will require you to assess and resolve issues in an actual workplace. 

This program has strong engagement with industry. You will connect with industry experts and undertake projects and assessments with a strong industry focus. 

There are no additional costs or requisites associated with these WIL courses

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Principles and Practice of Work Health and Safety 12 PUBH1361 City Campus
Work Health and Safety Science 12 PUBH1424 City Campus
Work Health and Safety Legal Systems 12 ENVI1020 City Campus
Human Factors and Occupational Ergonomics 12 PUBH1012 City Campus
Occupational Hazards and Control 12 PUBH1358 City Campus
The Psychosocial Work Environment 12 PUBH1385 City Campus
Organisational Safety 12 PUBH1360 City Campus
Work Health and Safety Intervention Project 12 PUBH1386 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Design and Methods 12 BUSM4420 City Campus
 
AND

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Select a Research OR Industry Option

Research Option: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Investigation 1 12 BUSM3213 City Campus
Research Investigation 2 24 BUSM3214 City Campus
OR
{
Industry Option: Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses: Note: If you have chosen to take PUBH1419 Human Centred Design as a minor course, you must select a different course for your industry option:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Human Centred Design 12 PUBH1419 City Campus
Housing and Health 12 BUIL1323 City Campus
Aviation Safety Systems 12 AERO2321 City Campus
Human Factors in Aviation Safety 12 AERO2350 City Campus
Service Design 12 GRAP2494 City Campus
Environmental Management Systems and Tools 12 ENVI1128 City Campus
Environmental Sampling and Analysis 12 ENVI1232 City Campus
AND
Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Industry Project Investigation 24 BUSM4415 City Campus
}
 
AND

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Minor Streams

Complete Forty-Eight (48) credit points from the Minor Streams listed at the end of this program structure.
 
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Minor: Occupational Hygiene

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Monitoring and Control of Workplace Contaminants 12 PUBH1387 City Campus
Assessment and Control of Physical and Biological Hazards 12 PUBH1359 City Campus
Occupational Toxicology 12 PUBH1423 City Campus
Occupational Epidemiology 12 PUBH1421 City Campus
 
AND

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Minor: Construction Safety

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Construction Planning & Process Design 12 BUIL1324 City Campus
Introduction to Project Management 12 BUSM1269 City Campus
Managing Project Teams 12 BUSM1271 City Campus
Project Management Leadership 12 BUSM1282 City Campus
 
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Minor: Human Factors & Ergonomics

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Physical Human Factors and Ergonomics 12 PUBH1422 City Campus
Cognitive Human Factors and Ergonomics 12 PUBH1418 City Campus
Human Centred Design 12 PUBH1419 City Campus
Macroergonomics and System Thinking 12 PUBH1420 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

In Semester 1, 2023, the program structure of the MC282 Master of Occupational Health and Safety will be amended and the following changes applied:

Year 2

Courses formerly listed under program option streams will be moved into the following Minor Streams:

  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Construction Safety
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics

Courses in each Minor Stream will no longer be associated with enrolment in a specific semester.

If you have commenced the MC282 Master of Occupational Health and Safety program prior to 2023, you will not be disadvantaged by these changes and all approved courses undertaken prior to 2023 will contribute toward your qualification. You will not be required to complete extra credit points or incur any extra costs because of these changes. Academic advice will be made available to you and an enrolment plan provided to you on request.

If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies, you will not be disadvantaged by the change of program structure.

All credit points successfully completed in MC135 Master of Occupational Health and Safety will count towards the MC282 Master of Occupational Health and Safety

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