Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety - CC77
The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is to prepare you to work in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health and safety.
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
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 which 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. You may continue your learning by enrolling in the Master of Safety Science (Major) to further specialise in Human Factors Engineering, Accident Forensics, Risk Engineering, Transport Safety Management or Emergency Services Safety Management. Should you choose this option you will gain full credit for completed studies. You will have an opportunity to complete authentic learning tasks in the state of the art, purpose-built Forensic Accident Investigation Crash Lab, the only one of its kind in Australia.
|Core Units||6||Major Units||None|
|Term 1 - 2019|
|Term 2 - 2019|
|Term 1 - 2019||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2019||Available Online|
Term dates for 2019
Term 1: 11 March to 7 June
Term 2: 15 July to 11 October
Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020
You are required to complete six core units.
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 either
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 Head of Course or Discipline Lead.
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 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.
Upon completion of the course, you may be eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Membership with the Safety Institute of Australia once they have completed the appropriate years of service.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.
|Fee Category||Full fee paying place|
|What is a Full Fee Paying Place||As a full fee paying students, 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.
|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.
|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.|
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|Queensland||If you live in Queensland, apply directly to CQUniversity.|
|Western Australia||If you live in Western Australia, apply via ApplyWA|
|Other||If you live in a state not listed, apply directly to CQUniversity|