Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation

CQUniversity Australia

This course has been developed to provide students with an advanced level of expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence. Upon completion, graduates will be able to successfully demonstrate advanced skills at systematically breaking down the factors leading to an accident and making the necessary findings and conclusions for prevention. The course provides core studies in the principles of accident investigation, accident phenomenology, accident forensics, accident analysis and human factors investigation. As part of this course students will be required to complete an applied accident investigation project based on a 'real' accident reconstruction at the university 'crash lab'. The Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation has been developed in consultation with Australia's leading accident investigation professionals from air, rail, road and industrial contexts, and the leading organisations and government authorities which inform public safety strategies.

Course Fee:

Australian: $22,080
International: $24,960

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

Structure:

5 units (48 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Accident investigation

Study Pathways:

Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Accident Phenomenology. Interim award: Graduate Certificate in Accident Phenomenology. Students are then able to continue into the Master of Safety Science (Major).

Further information:

There are 2 core units with a compulsory residential school for all students.

Recognition:

International Society of Air Safety Investigators; Australian Society of Air Safety Investigators; New Zealand Society of Air Safety Investigators; Safety Institute of Australia; Directorate of Defence and Air Force Safety; Australian Insurance Alliance and Australian Transportation Safety Bureau.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online Study No info Yes Online
Online Study No info Yes Part time 2 years
Online Study No info Yes Full time 1 year

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