Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety


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.

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.


6 units (48 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Occupational health and safety

Study Pathways:

Students completing the Graduate Diploma OHS may apply for the interim award Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management.

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.


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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00219C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Distance Education No info Yes Full time 1 year
Distance Education No info Yes Part time 2 years
CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any university in Australia. It has quickly become Australia's largest regional university. Already renowned as one of the nation's most inclusive universities, CQUniversity is now also a more comprehensive university following the merger with CQ TAFE in 2014. They have opened the doors wider, making university more accessible and applicable to more people.

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Students can study on-campus at one of the many locations around Australia, or by distance education and benefit from ongoing support and access to dedicated Distance Education Study Centres and hubs located across Australia.

Courses are designed alongside industry and delivered by award-winning and highly experienced teaching professionals using a practical approach, ensuring students graduate with up-to-date, real-world skills.

Provider CRICOS: 00219C

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