Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Next start termTerm 1, 2025
Study modeOnline
Course codeCM59
First-year fee
$13,878 (Indicative) (FFP)
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Build your skills and advance your occupational health and safety paraprofessional career with our Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. 

Through your studies, you'll build your skills in identifying, assessing, and controlling health and safety hazards in the workplace. Your skills and knowledge in consultation and communication processes will grow, and you'll learn about implementing effective prevention and control programs in the workplace. You'll also explore education and information programs to promote a safe and healthy workforce.

You'll build relevant and transferable skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. These skills, along with the knowledge of OHS principles and practices you gain, ensure you graduate ready for your next career move.

This degree provides a seamless pathway into our Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, allowing you to build your skills further.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

This course will enhance your career advancement opportunities as para-professionals in OHS. As a graduate of this course, you'll be equipped with valuable OHS skills relevant, and transferable to a broad range of industries.

Structure & Availability

Course structure

You are required to complete four core units.

Unit information

For information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Online Availability

Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

Indicative first-year FFP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year for a Full Fee Paying (FFP) Place. For a graduate certificate, this is usually four units studied full-time over one term or part-time over two terms. Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. 

Understanding your fees.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. 

Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

How to apply

How to apply

Check what you need to do to apply to study this course. 

Your application options

Extra admission information

Learn about the assessment of applications and everything you need to know about receiving and accepting an offer to study with CQU.

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