CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety is to prepare professionals working in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health and safety.On completion of the course, you will be able to:identify and anticipate health and safety hazards in the workplace and recommend a systematic approach for their assessment and control;utilise knowledge from specialised disciplines in the application of effective prevention and control programs in the workplace;demonstrate effective consultation and communication processes in ways that make appropriate use of managerial and industrial frameworks and the social context of the workplace;analyse the implications of political, economic, social, cultural, and technological trends on workplace health and safety practices; andimplement education and information programs to promote a safe and healthy workforce.You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations to complement your disciplinary base.


8 units (48 credit points)


  • Occupational health and safety

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification
  • OrA completed AQF equivalent Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a minimum of three years employment experience* in a safety science related role
  • OrA minimum of five years management employment experience* in a safety science related role.* Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.English Language Proficiency Requirements:If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of: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 23 years full time 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 n 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 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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