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Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety - CQ26

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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Domestic - While there are no course pre-requisites, Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended. Students without Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended to undertake one of the following access courses: Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) Tertiary Entry Program (TEP)

CRICOS

085324K

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 either on-campus or by online study. You may choose to study by online study so you can gain practical experience and earn while you learn.

Core Units 20 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 4

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete a total of 24 units, comprising of 20 core units and four units from your chosen minor:

  • Accident Investigation and Analysis
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Factors
  • Liberal Studies
  • Public Health

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.

BROAD COURSE OPTIONS
Explore the range of OHS courses available at CQUniversity.

No matter your background, and level of experience, you will find an ideal OHS course to suit your learning needs and career aspirations.

The Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety is our most comprehensive OHS course covering a broad range of OHS areas including occupational health, occupational hygiene, ergonomics and human factors, accident forensics and occupational health and safety management.

The Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management is ideal if you are a practitioner in OHS with an interest in fatigue management.

Alternatively, if you are seeking an advanced understanding of OHS, then the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety will be of interest.

CAREER FOCUSSED
You will complete project-based, authentic and industry-relevant assessment tasks giving you opportunities to practically apply your learning. Your assessments and the unit tasks ensure that you graduate with relevant skills and knowledge to be an effective and competent OHS professional.  

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
Within the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety, you will complete a capstone project that incorporates 120 hours of practical experience in your final term of study. Through this experience, you will practically apply the discipline knowledge and skills that you have developed throughout your course to the scenarios you are exposed to.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
Our professionally accredited courses offer you relevant skills and knowledge that meet industry needs. The Safety Institute of Australia recognises the below courses as meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Professional Membership when they are supported by the appropriate years of service.

  • Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane Bundaberg Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
MinorsUnitsDescription
Accident Investigation and Analysis4

Some of these units have compulsory residential schools - please check the handbook for advice.

Environmental Studies4

Some of these units may have compulsory residential schools - please check the handbook for advice.

Human Factors4

Some of these units may have compulsory residential schools - please check the handbook for advice.

Liberal Studies4
Public Health4

Some of these units may have compulsory residential schools - please check the handbook for advice.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Future Paradigms in OHS BOCHS13021Students are required to complete 120 hours of work placement throughout the course.
There are 3 core units with a compulsory residential school for all students. These are: 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.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Domestic - While there are no course pre-requisites, Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended. Students without Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended to undertake one of the following access courses:

  • Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS)
  • Tertiary Entry Program (TEP)

Opportunities exist for graduates in management/consultancy and practice of workplace health and safety. For example, ergonomics, industrial safety, occupational hygiene and risk management. Employment is found in primary industry, rural safety, manufacturing, mining, services industry, employer associations, the defence force, health industry and government authorities.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Membership with the Safety Institute of Australia once they have completed the appropriate years of service.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

This course is available at our regional Bundaberg and Rockhampton campuses where you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

New South WalesONL: 160471; SYD: 160470
VictoriaONL: 1700110501 ; MEL: 1700210501
QueenslandONL: 850465; GLD: 830461; BDG: 810461; ROK: 850461; MKY: 830461; BNE: 880461
Western AustraliaPER: 150470; ONL: 150471
South AustraliaONL: 5C4046; ADL: 5C4003


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

Apply direct

The field is very broad – you need to find the particular strand you want to follow as a career. I’m interested in the ergonomics and safety side of OHS, and how memory impacts on how people work at work.

Ben Anderson

Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety

MY STORY

STUDY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AT CQUNI

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