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Study postgraduate Safety Management at UniSA

The University of South Australia’s saftey management programs blend both academic quality and industry relevance to develop highly skilled Work Health and Safety (WHS) professionals.

The need for occupational and environmental health professionals is expected to grow as modern organisations continue to implement safety management systems and policies.*  At the University of South Australia we offer several programs that prepare you for a career in safety management and provide you with the knowledge and skills required in this field.

The Graduate Diploma in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems is designed to develop your advanced knowledge and analytical skills of human factors in the development of safety management systems. With a primary focus on the interaction between humans and the socio-technical systems with which they work. 

The Graduate Diploma in Organisational Safety Management investigates the impact of safety in today’s business environment and develops the necessary skills to manage workplace safety using a systematic and strategic approach.

The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Safety and Human Factors focuses on developing your ability to manage workplace safety by critically analysing, generating, and communicating practical solutions to safety issues in a range of industry settings.

These programs are offered 100% online in a fully flexible environment where you can learn when and where you choose, and at your own pace....

*Australian Government Job outlook

Key Features

Key features of our safety management programs include:

  • Program delivered completely online by highly experienced academics and industry personnel.
  • Adaptable to interest areas through elective selection.
  • Commonwealth supported. 
  • Employment for Occupational & Environmental Health Professionals to November 2019 is expected to grow very strongly.*

*Australian Government Job outlook



Jaimie Dolling, Graduate Diploma in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems 

After completing her undergraduate degree in psychology, Jaimie was interested in continuing her studies looking at human influence in safety management systems.

“This program brings to life the psychological limitations and capabilities of humans – an area that I am really interested in.”

Jaimie also enjoyed the flexibility of the program, along with practical coursework.

“I have been involved in three practical experience opportunities. In one of these I was offered part-time work at an electronics company in Japan, which really opened my eyes and enhanced my confidence." .

Career Opportunities

Graduate Diploma in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems

  • human factors manager 
  • human factors consultant 
  • human factors adviser 
  • human factors specialist 
  • learning and development adviser 
  • quality and safety officer 
  • training content and development coordinator 
  • human performance specialist

Graduate Diploma in Organisational Safety Management

  • work, health and safety manager 
  • safety systems analyst 
  • safety manager 
  • safety adviser 
  • safety consultant

Graduate Certificate in Organisational Safety and Human Factors

  • human factors specialist 
  • quality and safety officer 
  • manager logistics 
  • health and safety officer 
  • safety coordinator 
  • safety officer 
  • safety administrator