Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

Curtin University

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

This course has an emphasis on practical and theoretical occupational health and safety (OHS) skills with a strong mix of science and management. Core discipline areas include risk management, accident prevention, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, health and safety economics, and compensation and injury management. There is an emphasis on industry based assessment and the development of practical skills. This course attracts students from a wide variety of professions and industries, from those who are already working in OHS and wish to gain formal qualifications to those intending to work in OHS, including engineers, health professionals and managers. Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply for admission into the Master of Occupational Health and Safety.


This course consists of eight core units. All units are offered fully online.


  • Occupational health and safety

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor degree, preferably with a health, science or management related background, or a graduate certificate in occupational health and safety, from a recognised tertiary institution.


The course is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK). Upon graduating, graduates are eligible to apply for IOSH membership and certification with the Safety Institute of Australia.

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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus Domestic: $22,700
International: $36,600
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Further information

Curtin University course code: GD-OCHLSF. If students need more course information, they may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please see: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000. For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.

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