The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Accident Investigation Practice is to provide students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Accident Forensics or Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation an opportunity to further develop their accident investigation and prevention related knowledge, analysis and research skills in a way that will enable them to lead and manage specific complex safety and investigation environments. Students have an opportunity to choose an advanced specialisation to complement their previous studies including:
Students will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking, and problem solving. They will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations to complement their disciplinary base.
Graduates of the CQU accident investigation courses are 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.
Students graduating with the Graduate Certificate In Advanced Accident Investigation Practice will enhance employment opportunities in the accident investigation and prevention field through acknowledgement of their specialist domain skills and knowledge.
|Duration||1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertAdvAccidInvPrac|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Students are required to possess
1) an undergraduate degree in accident forensics; or
2) Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation; or
3) Master of Accident Investigation or equivalent..
Refer to the international student section
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|Number of units: 2||Total credit points: 24|
All students should enrol in Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1 and Accident Domain Project 1 unless they have previously completed these units whilst studying an initial specialist area.
Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 2 and Accident Domain Project 2 are provided as options for those students undertaking study in a second specialist area.
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|AINV20013||Accident Domain Project 1|
|AINV20014||Accident Domain Project 2|
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|AINV20011||Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1|
|AINV20012||Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 2|