Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety
|Rank threshold||ATAR: 60 SR: 60|
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
Study the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety and equip yourself with professional skills to enhance your employability. Your studies will equip you with knowledge, skills and initiatives in the areas of occupational hygiene, workplace rehabilitation, ergonomics, safety and occupational health and safety (OHS) management.
The Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety is designed to develop your expertise in the identification of occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards in the workplace.
Your studies will equip you with knowledge, skills and initiatives in the areas of occupational hygiene, workplace rehabilitation, ergonomics, safety and occupational health and safety management.
In addition, you will have the option to select from a wide variety of electives to suit your personal needs and interests.
Your training will include decision making, problem-solving and management skills that are highly desired by employers.
The course provides you with a variety of hands-on experiences, including participation in worksite visits and 120 hours of work placement, ensuring you graduate work ready.
Upon completion, you will be prepared to facilitate, educate and promote health and safety in the workplace.
Study the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety full-time or part-time, online and benefit from the flexibility to gain practical experience and earn while you learn.
The thing I enjoyed the most about studying at CQUniversity were the lecturers; they were always very helpful. I also don't feel as though I'm disadvantaged by studying via distance.
Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety
The Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety is your gateway into many professions within the workplace health and safety industry. On completion you will be qualified to work in areas such as:
- industrial safety
- occupational hygiene
- risk management.
Employment opportunities may also exist within:
- primary industry
- rural safety
- services industry
- employer associations
- the defence force
- health industry
- government authorities.
Structure & Availability
You are required to complete a total of 24 units, comprising 20 core units and four units from your chosen minor:
- Environmental Management
- Liberal Studies
- Public Health
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.
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
Some units may be delivered by a combination of on-campus study, workshops, residential schools and online study.
Environmental Management minor
You will learn the big picture around why an organisation needs an environmental conscience. You'll explore Australian Government environmental legislation and develop essential skills such as impact assessment to help any organisation live up to its environmental license to operate.
Liberal Studies minor
This minor has been designed to support credit, articulation agreements and transition arrangements. Please contact Course Advice for further information.
Public Health minor
If you have an interest in public health and environmental health, this minor is an ideal option with a choice of units covering health promotion and environmental health. Explore environmental impacts on human health, such as safe drinking water, safe food, and clean air to improve health, and prevent injury and disease. These skills are sought after in government roles, overseas aid as well as private industry.
OCHS12002 OHS Practice;
OCHS13020 Future Paradigms in OHS A; and
OCHS13021 Future Paradigms in OHS B.
There may be additional requirements for residential schools within minor studies. Students should confirm these through the Handbook.
Learned Society - Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board
CoreCQ26 Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety is accredited by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.
Future Paradigms in OHS B - OCHS13021
Students are required to complete 120 hours of work placement throughout the course.
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 60 | ATAR 60.0
If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2023.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023 view our Institute Profile.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Mandatory requirements include a student agreement to privacy and confidentiality and any site-specific compulsory requirements or training modules that may be required.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$8,734|
2024 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$9,416|
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$26,686.50|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Commonwealth support and government assistance loans
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
How to apply
|New South Wales||Online: 160471|
|Northern Territory||Online: 150471|
|South Australia||Online: 150471|
|Western Australia||Online: 150471|
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (ACT)||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.
As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.