Occupational and Environmental Health - 2312

Occupational and Environmental Health

Master degree

Study under Australia's leading occupational researchers and make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities affected by environmental and work-related injury and illness with this practical master's degree.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to prevent and manage occupational risks and related health problems. This degree provides you with the skills necessary to evaluate health problems in communities thought to be associated with industrial activities, and control related hazards and risks.

It is particularly suitable for medical practitioners, nurses, allied health personnel, scientists and occupational health and safety managers.

Most of the course is offered by off-campus learning, with compulsory block requirements each semester. The program comprises nine core units and three electives.. The core units cover OHS, epidemiology, biostatistics, chemical and biological hazards, workplace hazard assessment and control, ergonomic and physical hazards, the psychosocial work environment, environmental influences on health, safety management systems, and research methods.

You can exit early with a Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health or a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health if you meet the requirements.

Career opportunities

Graduates may seek employment in occupational medicine, occupational nursing, management positions within industry, government or independent professional practice.  This course is recognised by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Monash Medical School - Alfred: Full time
Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration: 1.5 years (full time) , 3 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February) Second Semester (July) This course is only available to domestic students in off-campus mode.
Qualification: Master of Occupational and Environmental Health
2016 course requirements

Entry Requirements

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

Making the application


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 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. 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.