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The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board announced this week that the Master of Health, Safety and Environmental Management conducted by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) achieved accreditation late last year. These programs met the OHS and educational standards set by the Accreditation Board for the education of generalist OHS professionals.

The ACU undertook a comprehensive review and restructure of their program in 2016 which has resulted in a strong, coherent and integrated program being delivered.

Professor Timothy Driscoll from the University of Sydney who chaired the Assessment Panel commented that “The location of the program within the Peter Faber Business School of the Faculty of Law and Business provides it with a major strength in that it allows the demonstration of the important connection between health and safety and broader management practice and influence.”

One student interviewed by the Assessment Panel stated that being able to talk to people at all levels in their workplace in an integrated OHS/business context made them feel as if they were an influential safety professional.

Professor Susan Dann, National Head of the Peter Faber Business School at ACU stated that they had worked hard to integrate the UN principles of responsible management and Catholic social thought about the dignity of the human person in the program and believes that this combined with the deep OHS experience of their teaching staff is what differentiates their program.

Accreditation Board Registrar Meagan Browne said that the ACU is now one of the 9 Australian Universities delivering accredited qualifications at Masters level.

For information about accredited qualifications go to www.ohseducationaccreditation.org.au

For media enquiries:
Australian Catholic University contact
OHSE Discipline Leader:
Dr Kirsten Way
[email protected]
(07) 3861 6153

Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board contact:
Registrar Meagan Browne,
[email protected]
0413483203

This media release is also available as a PDF.

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