Curtin University

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.This multidisciplinary course provides specialised advanced training for graduates or occupational health and safety practitioners with an emphasis on risk and safety management, accident prevention and safety technology. It allows for a degree of additional specialisation according to individual needs and upon completion provides entry into the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. All students will be required to undertake an academic skills module at the commencement of the course.

Designed for

Graduates with a responsibility for occupational health and safety management


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • This course consists of two core units and two optional units. The core units, which should be undertaken first, teach fundamental occupational health and safety concepts, including risk management, accident prevention and occupational health and safety legislation. Students select two optional units that can reflect their interests and future career needs.

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor degree, preferably with a health, science or management related background, from a recognised tertiary institution.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at Upon completion, this course provides entry into the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. This course is an exit award of the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and the Master of Occupational Health and Safety.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $6,018
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 1 semester

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