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Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Graduate Diploma

Occupational health and safety (OHS) has become an integral part of business in New Zealand. With a Grad Dip (OHS) you can help improve the effects of the working environment on the health and wellbeing of workers.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma

About this course

Transfer your learning to your workplace

Occupational health and safety (OHS) has become an integral part of business in New Zealand. With a Grad Dip (OHS) you can help improve the effects of the working environment on the health and wellbeing of workers.

We spend a third of our lives at work, so workplaces contribute significantly to our health. Injuries and ill-health are two problems all workers potentially face. If you want a career helping to reduce that burden on individuals and the nation, then this is the qualification for you.

You will learn how to create healthy workplaces, including improving the interrelationship of people at work, the work they do, and their working environment.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this qualification meet the University admission requirements and have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent and have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience or equivalent.

The GradDipOHS is a professional qualification designed to provide advanced education in the fields of safety management, occupational health, environmental control, loss control, and occupational hygiene. The course includes the physical, human, and financial aspects of occupational safety and health. Among those likely to benefit from the study of this Graduate Diploma are health and safety coordinators, occupational health nurses, human resource management and industrial relations specialists, production managers, industrial chemists, industrial engineers and OSH consultants.

To be eligible to graduate, each student must show that they have met the requirements of a set of regulations for a specific year in which they were enrolled for the qualification they seek. This set of regulations defines the 'relevant year'.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Distance Learning