The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety is to prepare professionals working in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health and safety.
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
In the Graduate Diploma of OHS students 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 graduates enhancing their career advancement opportunities as specialists being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as safety professionals.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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)||GradDipOHS|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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.
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.
|Interim Awards||CC78 - Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management|
|Exit Awards||CC78 - Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management|
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.
|Learned Society Accreditiation||
The course meets the requirements for accreditation by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.
|Compulsory Residential School||There are 2 core units with a compulsory residential school for all students. These are Safety and Accident Phenomenology and Evidence Informed OHS Practice.|
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced 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 concept|
|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|
|Number of units: 6||Total credit points: 48|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|AINV20006||Safety and Accident Phenomenology|
|SAFE20017||Human Factors in Complex Systems|
|SAFE20018||Fatigue Risk Management|
|SAFE20011||Exposures and Health Risk|
|SAFE20019||Evidence-Informed OHS Practice|
|SAFE20016||Safety Systems and Regulation|