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Bachelor of Accident Forensics

At a Glance

Develop your expertise in accident forensics and equip yourself with the skills required to analyse factors that lead to accidents by studying the Bachelor of Accident Forensics.

Program Description

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.

Bachelor of Accident Forensics

Duration 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
Intake Dates March; July
Mode of Study On-Campus; Distance
Domestic Availability  BrisbaneBundabergRockhamptonDistance Education 
International Availability  Distance Education 
Work Integrated Learning Yes
Recommended Study English (4, SA) and a science subject
Rank*  OP: 19    SR: 60    ATAR: 39.75
QTAC Code Brisbane: 881721, Bundaberg: 811721, Rockhampton: 851721, Distance: 851725
CRICOS 075045M

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au

 International students residing in Australia on a student visa must study full-time on-campus.

Why Study Health at CQUniversity

Our Health programs and courses have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally. 

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health programs and courses give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health programs and courses provide allow you to choose between on-campus or distance education, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of distance education and is able to offer a number programs and courses in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our programs and courses are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity's health programs and courses feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some programs this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete course undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

English Requirements

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

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.

Work Integrated Learning

You are required to undertake industry work placement.

Program Structure

You are required to complete 24 courses.

Course Information

For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Accident Forensics program please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.

Residential School and Study Requirements

You are required to attend residential schools at the CQUniversity Bundaberg crash laboratory. These residential schools may run for between three to five days.

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.