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Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety - CC77

Play a pivotal role in workplace safety with the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Designed in consultation with industry and embedding project-based and authentic learning experiences, this course will prepare you to work in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health and safety.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

6/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

In the Graduate Diploma of Occupational, Health and Safety (OHS) you will undertake core subjects in the areas of human factors, occupational health, risk management, occupational hygiene, OHS law, safety systems and accident phenomenology. This will see you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as specialist being highly employable in your field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as a safety professional.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • identify and anticipate health and safety hazards in the workplace and recommend a systematic approach for their assessment and control
  • utilise knowledge from specialised disciplines in the application of effective prevention and control programs in the workplace
  • demonstrate effective consultation and communication processes in ways that make appropriate use of managerial and industrial frameworks and the social context of the workplace
  • analyse the implications of political, economic, social, cultural, and technological trends on workplace health and safety practices
  • implement education and information programs to promote a safe and healthy workforce.

As a student of this course you will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking, and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations to complement your disciplinary base. As a student completing the Graduate Diploma of OHS you may apply for the interim award - Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management. 

Core Units 6 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete six 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.

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 from vocational level study, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses.

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

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
Throughout your course you will have opportunities to contextualise your learning to real-world scenarios. 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Our professionally accredited courses offer you relevant skills and knowledge that meet industry needs. The Safety Institute of Australia recognises the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online

You are required to complete six core units.

Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
The core unit SAFE20019 Evidence-Informed OHS Practice has a compulsory residential school.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification; or
  • A completed AQF equivalent Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a minimum of three years employment experience* in a safety science related role; or
  • A minimum of five years management employment experience* in a safety science related role.

* Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

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 23 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 n 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

Students must be able to enter specific workplaces while attending the residential school. 

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

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 OHS, you will undertake core subjects in the areas of human factors, occupational health, risk management, occupational hygiene, OHS law, safety systems and accident phenomenology. This will you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist being highly employable in your field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as a safety professional.

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.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$25,416.00
Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

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 Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

OPTION 1: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO STUDY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, APPLY VIA APPLYCQUNI

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

ApplyCQUNI


OPTION 2: IDEAL IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE STATES LISTED BELOW, APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.

Apply direct

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