Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

A 2.5-year programme prepares students of safety and health with knowledge and skills that enable them to bring about change in the way safety and health initiatives are implemented in the workplace.





January & April


KPT/JPS (R/862/4/0044)

05/20 (A10326)

What Will You Learn

  • Heavy Industry manufacturing plants
  • Oil & gas facilities
  • Chemical factories
  • Production plants
  • Training institutes
  • Construction firms

Programme Introduction


This programme provides a deeper knowledge on Occupational Safety & Health in an effort to protect workers from hazards at the workplace. Students will discover a variety of subjects related to the field such as Safety Health Regulation, Construction Safety, Industrial Hygiene, OSH Risk Management, Emergency Response Plan and Accident Investigation among others.


The programme will also provide students with a range of theoretical and practical skills to facilitate their experience accross a range of industries and environments.

Course Structure
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)

Fundamental English 1

Introduction to Occupational Safety

Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Bahasa Kebangsaan B

Fundamental English II

Fire Skills

Introduction to Occupational Hygiene

Introductory Chemistry

Occupational Safety and Health Law

Human Body Form and Function

First Aid and Emergency Planning

Fundamentals of Microbiology

OSH Statistics

Introduction to Occupational Health

Introduction to Ergonomics

Workplace Action Research Project I

OSH Management System I

Risk Identification and Assessment Control

Occupational Disease, Prevention and Control

Emergency Response Plan

OSH Management System II

Machinery and Equipment Safety

Occupational Toxicology


OSH Information and Data Systems Management

Occupational Safety and Health Practice


Workplace Action Research Project II

Business Organisation Management

Introduction to IT and Application

Organizational Behaviour

Entry Requirement

All applicants, except those with a degree qualification in art or humanities, must have passed and attained a minimum of the following:


Examinations Requirement
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Pass English and Bahasa Malaysia and obtain 3 (three) credits in the following subjects;

Mathematics or 1 (one) Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Applied Science); and

Any other 2 (two) subjects (including English and/or Bahasa Malaysia); or

GCE / O-Level or equivalent Pass English and Bahasa Malaysia and obtain 3 (three) credits (Grade C) in the following subjects:

Mathematics or 1 (one) Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sc/App. Science); and

Any other 2 (two) subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English); or

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with minimum Grade B in 3 (three) of the following subjects;



1 Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sc/App. Science);

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) / Sijil Kolej Komuniti (Level 3, MQF) Obtain or pass and Pass SPM with at least 1 credit in 1 subject;

Enrichment programme (if needed);

Other certificate (Level 3, MQF) Pass with at least CGPA 2.50;
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in 1 subject;
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass (Maqbul level);
Other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Government of Malaysia



All applicants, except those with a degree qualification in art or humanities, must have passed and attained a minimum of the following:

Academic Pathway
  • Safety & Health Officers
  • Supervisor/Executives
  • Site Safety Supervisor
  • Industrial Hygiene technicians,
  • Authorized Gas Testers
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