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Health, Safety and Environment course receives new accreditation

[Posted: 2 September 2014]

The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that the Graduate Diploma and Masters Courses in Occupational Health and Safety have recently been awarded accreditation with the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board. This follows the successful national accreditation of the Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) last year.

Both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Occupational Health and Safety hold existing accreditation with the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety in the UK (IOSH).

Curtin University is now the only university in Western Australia to have its Health and Safety courses accredited both nationally and internationally.

Offered on-campus and online, both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs will prepare students for employment in this rapidly expanding area. Upon graduating, students are eligible to apply for membership to the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (United Kingdom).

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board commented on how the undergraduate course’s emphasis of turning learned theory into practice provided a good grounding for graduates to become generalist OHS professionals.

Course accreditation acknowledges the foundation of our program in strong scientific and technical concepts, evidence informed content, and professional, industry focused staff. Furthermore, accreditation ensures that employers know that Curtin students will receive quality professional education now and into the future.

For more information about the Health and Safety courses available at Curtin University visit courses.curtin.edu.au