Health & Safety

The Health and Safety field of study is coordinated by the Minerals Industry Safety & Health Centre (MISHC), who set the global benchmark for health and safety research and education in the mining sector. Students in this field are offered industry specific courses and industry recognised competencies. The courses cover a range of key Health and Safety topic areas including risk management, human centred design, occupational health and safety in mining, and incident investigation and analysis.

Since 2001, MISHC has been engaged in best practice teaching in risk management education at the postgraduate level. MISHC is unique in the university sector with courses tailored to the specific needs of the minerals industry. These technically comprehensive programs equip students with an understanding of the concepts and issues connected to minerals industry risk management and the skills to implement good practice in their operations. The use of current case studies enables students to explore practical mining industry outcomes that can be applied to their own work context, bringing together innovative research and industry knowledge to create safer and healthier working environments. 

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Applications for this course are submitted online, through the UQ Future Students Portal.

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