Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

MQA/PA 11861 | KPT (N / 862 / 4 / 0068) | DK 116 (W)

“Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance and Regulations” were enacted to emphasize the share of responsibilities between employers and employees in achieving occupational health and safety in the workplace.  It is also a multidisciplinary profession examining the technical and social aspects of work with applications in most industries and commerce.

Qualified OSH professionals are always in demand.  These are the professionals who ensure the safety and wellbeing of people in the workplace.  This program is designed to develop professional knowledge in occupational health and safety related to daily working environments.  It is also aims to provide high quality training for practitioners who desire to reinforce occupational safety and health knowledge and skills, and those who intend pursue a qualifications registered Safety Officers.

The course focuses on the science and technology of risk management and covers topics in key areas of occupational safety and health legislations, safety technology, common hazards and relevant control measures, principles of safety management and applications, safety inspection skills, accident investigation, and training.   Students will learn how to apply a risk management model to hazards in the workplace, allowing them to recognize the context, evaluate the risk, and generate control solutions.  You will earn to apply these concepts in a range of contexts, allowing you to develop confidence and proficiency in your professional OHS and occupational hygiene practice.

This Diploma course in Occupational Safety and Health is conducted in collaboration with National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and is approved by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).


  • Provisional accreditation by MQA
    MQA (PA 11861) | KPT (N / 8621 / 4 /0068) | DK 116 (W)
  • Eligible entry to all Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia (IPTA & IPTS)

Course Duration :
2 Years 7 Months (7 semesters)

Entry Requirement:

  • SPM/equivalent with Pass in Bahasa Malaysia & English with 3 Credits in:

    (i) Mathematics/ONE Science subject
    (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science,
    (ii) Any TWO subjects (Including Bahasa Malaysia & / English);

  • GCE / O Level/equivalent with Pass in Bahasa Malaysia & English with 3 Credits in:

    (i) Mathematics/ONE Science subject
    (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science,
    (ii) Any TWO subjects (Including Bahasa Malaysia & / English);

  • Certificate related to Health Sciences with minimum  CGPA 2.50;
  • APEL A – above 20 years.

Financial Aid :

  1. PTPTN
  2. IIMAT Scholarship / Bursary
  3. Other Scholarships & Loans

Career Opportunity :

Occupational Health & Safety Officer in the following fields; Any SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprise), Agriculture, Commerce & Commercial, Government Agencies, Insurance, Healthcare, Consulting, OSH Manager OSH Practitioner, Senior OSH Officer, Health and Safety Coordinators, Occupational Health and Safety Consultants, Air Pollution and Noise Control Specialist, Designing Engineers and Human Resource Advisors, Industrial Hygienist

OSH Certification :
Qualify to register as Safety & Health Officer after Diploma in OSH with 3 years working experience

MAJOR subject

  • Occupational Safety
  • Occupational Hygiene 1
  • Occupational Ergonomics
  • Occupational Hygiene 2
  • Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
  • Construction Safety
  • Accident Investigation
  • Emergency Responce Management
  • Fire Safety
  • Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Occupational Safety and Health Management System
  • Occupational Health
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Biostatistics
  • OSH Legislation
  • Hazardous Waste Management

MINOR subject

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Community Service and Co-Curriculum

MPU subject

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Basic Mathematics
  • English for Communication
  • Critical Thinking for Better  Communication  / Bahasa Kebangsaan**
  • Industrial Training – Part 1
  • Industrial Training – Part 2
Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
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