Edith Cowan University ECU

Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Develops professionals in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS), in particular, to develop the skills of identification and management of workplace hazards that may adversely impact on the health and safety of workers. On completion of the program it is expected that students should be able to: implement and assess an occupational health and safety management system that reflects the OHS needs and issues of an organisation, taking into account the size and complexity of the organisation; critically review the risk management processes that have been developed for a workplace and/or industry, including the characterisation of incident-investigation processes identifying issues in specific industries/workplaces; critically review the legal framework for occupational safety and health in Australia; synthesise the factors that have influenced the development of occupational safety and health law in Australia; synthesise the factors that influence the application of occupational safety and health legislation in the workplace; categorise hazards according to type, assess when a hazard becomes a risk and characterise the principles of safe design in relation to potential impacts on people, plant and/or the environment; demonstrate academic skills which include writing, referencing and researching at a postgraduate level including professional competencies in the use of commonly used business software packages used in occupational health and safety.


See the full course structure at www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/graduate-diploma-of-occupational-health-and-safety

Standard entry requirements

See entry requirements at www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/graduate-diploma-of-occupational-health-and-safety


Accredited by: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Approved by Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB)

Study pathways

Further Studies: Master of Occupational Health and Safety

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $39,550 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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