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Bachelor of Accident Forensics

The Bachelor of Accident Forensics is a unique program designed to equip you with the skills to conduct and analyse accident investigations based on knowledge and techniques relevant to road, rail, air and industrial environments.

The program has been developed in consultation with Australia's leading accident investigation professionals and organisations, and government authorities that inform public safety strategies, allowing you to develop up-to-date industry skills.

Your education and training will focus on a variety of areas including accident phenomenology, investigation methods, forensic engineering, accident analysis and occupational health and safety. In addition you will develop skills to prevent the recurrence of accidents.

The unique program allows you to carry out practical investigation exercises in a new, state-of-the-art crash laboratory at CQUniversity Bundaberg. You will also benefit from taking part in work placement with practising accident investigators, ensuring you graduate work ready.

Program name
Duration 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
OP Rank 19
Recommended Study English (4, SA) and a science subject
QTAC Brisbane: 881721, Bundaberg: 811721, Rockhampton: 851721, Distance: 851725

Work Integrated Learning

You are required to undertake industry work placement.

Career Opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Accident Forensics prepares you to pursue management and consultancy roles within safety and accident investigation teams. You will also be qualified to practise in accident forensics and work in related occupational health and safety roles.

Employment opportunities exist in many industries such as:

  • primary
  • rural
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • services
  • transport
  • aviation
  • employer associations
  • the defence force
  • health and government departments
  • the police force.

Program Structure

You are required to complete 24 courses.

Professional Recognition

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Accident Forensics it is expected that graduates will meet the education requirements for professional membership with the Safety Institute of Australia.

Upon undertaking field experience graduates will also qualify to apply for professional grade membership of the Australian, New Zealand and International Society of Air Safety Investigators.