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 this course is to prepare professionals working in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health and safety. On completion of the course, students 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 in ways which make appropriate use of managerial and industrial frameworks plus the social context of the workplace; analyse the implications of political, economic, social, cultural, and technological trends on workplace health and safety practices; and implement education and information programs to promote a safe and healthy workforce.

Structure

6 units (48 credit points)

Subjects

  • Occupational health and safety

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Or 5 years' experience in a safety science related role in upper or middle management
  • Or 3 years' experience in a safety science related role and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Work Health and Safety
  • Students applying on the basis of experience may be required to provide evidence of writing skills.

Recognition

Graduates may be eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Membership with the Safety Institute of Australia once they have completed the appropriate years of service.

Study pathways

Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management. Interim award: Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management. Students completing the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety may apply for the interim award Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study International: $29,040 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

All students will have an opportunity to complete authentic learning tasks in the state of the art, purpose-built Forensic Accident Investigation Crash Lab, the only one of its kind in Australia.

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