CQUniversity Australia

Associate Degree of Occupational Health and Safety

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00219C

The purpose of this course is to produce graduates who are confident and competent health and safety paraprofessionals ready to be employed in health and safety decision-making and management. Graduates will be able to facilitate, educate, problem-solve and promote health and safety at workplaces and in the community. This course has been designed to prepare paraprofessionals in occupational health and safety with specifically applied knowledge, attitudes, skills and initiatives in the safety science areas of ergonomics and human factors, accident investigation, and occupational health and safety management.Units are designed to drive you through project-based, authentic, industry-relevant assessment tasks. Throughout this course, you are provided opportunities to practically apply your learning, including participation in supervised worksite visits with practical opportunities to apply your learning to given situations. This presents you with valuable learning and application opportunities before the completion of your studies. Graduates may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety with advanced standing of 96 units of credit.


16 units (96 credit points)


  • Occupational health and safety

Standard entry requirements

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), orAn Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset
  • OrTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test)
  • OrPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46
  • OrAn Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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