CC76 - Master of Advanced Safety Science Practice

Overview

Course Overview

The aim of the Masters of Safety Science (Advanced Practice) is to provide students who have graduated with a Bachelor of OHS or Accident Forensics to further develop their safety science related knowledge, analysis and research skills that will allow you to become a safety leader and manage complex safety environments. Students then have an opportunity to choose two advanced specialisation practice areas as study options including:

  • Risk Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Accident Forensics
  • Transport Safety Management
  • Rail Safety Investigation
  • Air Safety Investigation
  • Road Safety Investigation
  • Industrial Accident Investigation
  • Emergency Services Safety

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.

Career Information

In the Masters of Safety Science (Advanced Practice) students will undertake two specialisations in their preferred area of study. This will see graduates enhancing their career advancement opportunities as specialists in their chosen area being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors.

Course Details
Duration 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 72
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) MAdvSafScPrac
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Distance

Term 1 - 2015

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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Students are required to possess either a Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety, Bachelor of Accident Forensics or equivalent. Entry is subject to the approval of the Head of Course.

International Students

Refer to the international student section

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

n/a

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC65 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Accident Investigation Practice CC63 - Graduate Certificate in Accident Phenomenology CC49 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Safety Science Practice
Exit Awards CC65 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Accident Investigation Practice CC63 - Graduate Certificate in Accident Phenomenology CC49 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Safety Science Practice
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 9
2017 6
2016 5
2015 3
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply expert specialised knowledge as well as cognitive and technical skills in the systematic analysis of the principles, concepts and theories related to safety science issues.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted safety and investigation issues utilising sophisticated analytical and problem solving methods.
  • 3. Critically analyse, design and apply creative and flexible solutions to complex safety science problems in diverse contexts.
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge or advanced practice of safety science that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communciation and collaboration skills appropriate for safety science related trans-disciplinary practice and teams.
  • 6. Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.
  • 7. Interpret and disseminate knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 72

Students may substitute and complete the series of units prescribed in the 'Accident Forensics' major of the Master of Safety Science (Specialisation) on approval of the Head of Course as alternative option to the two specialist study streams in this course.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
SAFE20014 Specialisation Project 1
AINV20013 Accident Domain Project 1
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SAFE20022 Safety Science Thesis 1
SAFE20023 Safety Science Thesis 2
Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
SAFE20013 Specialisation Contexts and Methods 2
AINV20012 Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 2
Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
SAFE20015 Specialisation Project 2
AINV20014 Accident Domain Project 2
Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
SAFE20012 Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1
AINV20011 Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1
More Details
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