In 2010, the AIOH Education Committee revised their Policy on Course Accreditation and developed a set of learning outcomes for Accreditation of Occupational Hygiene Courses (Whitelaw & Reed 2011). At the end of 2013, the University of Wollongong will have been offering its MSc OHP for five years and produced in excess of 100 graduands.
A change from a one year full time program to an 18 month full time program presents a timely opportunity to review student outcomes from the current curriculum against individual AIOH competencies and elicit employer feedback.
A survey of students and employers was conducted to determine whether UOW’s post graduate Occupational Hygiene was delivering against both the AIOH competencies and employer expectations.
It is anticipated that the results of this survey will inform curriculum development and course accreditation procedures on both a national and international basis.