Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation - CC50
This course develops your advanced level expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence.
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
The Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation develops advanced level expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence. Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation graduates demonstrate advanced skills at systematically breaking down the factors leading to an accident and making the necessary findings and conclusions for prevention. This course will be attractive to those who have responsibility for accident investigations across industry and society. The course provides core studies in the principles of accident investigation, accident phenomenology, accident forensics, accident analysis and human factors investigation. Students are then able to continue into the Master of Safety Science (Specialisation) and choose a specialist domain (air, rail, road or industrial). Students complete an applied accident investigation project based on a ‘real' accident reconstruction at the university ‘crash lab'. The course has been developed in consultation with Australia's leading accident investigation professionals from air, rail, road and industrial contexts, and the leading organisations and government authorities which inform public safety strategies.
|Core Units||5||Major Units||None|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
You are required to complete 5 core units. Although there are no specific specialisations within the Graduate Diploma of Accident investigation, you are able to tailor the context of your assessment to the workplace context of interest to your career.
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.
Students are required to possess
1) an undergraduate degree; or
2) five years experience in a safety science related role in upper or middle management; or
3) three years experience in a safety science related role and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Work Health and Safety.
Students applying on the basis of experience may be required to provide evidence of writing skills.
Refer to the international student section
All applications are subject to approval by the School.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Students who would like to join this course but have not attended university level studies previously and do not feel confident in their academic skills may benefit from enrolling in one of the CQUniversity bridging courses such as STEPS to prepare for their studies. Students who have not studied at university previously are also recommended to enrol in GOAS "Getting Optimistic About Study" a free unit which provides additional study skills support.
In the Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation you will undertake core subjects in the area of Accident Investigation including the areas of human factors, risk management, investigation law, safety systems, accident phenomenology and accident forensics and engineering. This will see you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist in your chosen area being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors.
The increasing focus on safety and health, together with global business and public sector emphasis on achieving reduced costs and higher reliability have resulted in the graduates of the CQU accident investigation units, being highly sought after by a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, maritime, aviation, defence, transport and logistics, health, consultancy and also government departments and authorities such as the police force.
We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.
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