Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

The one-year Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics comprises the foundation subjects for the Masters (and nested Graduate Diploma) in Ergonomics, Safety and Health. Our curriculum is designed to help you develop the diverse range of skills needed in contemporary workplaces in Australia and internationally. Beyond this core, course content reflects the specialist expertise of our staff at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors. The Centre is a national and international leader in research, aimed at developing more effective workplace methods for preventing musculoskeletal injuries (Australia's largest OHS problem). We also focus on managing risks related to psychosocial hazards, which are important in a wide range of OHS issues. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Structure

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Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Ergonomics Principles of Work, Workstation and Plant Design
  • Occupational Health and Safety: Principles and Legislation
  • Principles of Public Health
  • Workplace Management of Hazardous Substances in Occupational Health & Safety

Standard entry requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor degree e.g. biological or behavioural sciences, health, allied health, industrial engineering
  • Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered
  • Making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including successful completion of a relevant occupational health and safety course to at least a Certificate IV level
  • And at least three years of employment experience relevant to occupational health and safety
  • NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place
  • Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Recognition

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics may apply for membership with the Safety Institute of Australia and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australasia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study pathways

This program comprises the foundation subjects for the Masters (and nested Graduate Diploma) in Ergonomics, Safety and Health.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online (Bundoora) No
  • Part-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Online (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Nov 26 2021

Further information

This course is offered through distance education. Students need access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection.

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