The Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management is a postgraduate course that aims to develop a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge relating to managing the risks associated with fatigue. The course is designed for, but not exclusive to, people currently working in industry. The units are run by distance education and provide blended staff-guided learning including both online engagement and face-to-face interactions. Students in the course learn about safety and accident phenomenology, human factors and fatigue risk management.
Recent developments in safety regulation means that there are very good employment prospects for graduates of the course. Fatigue has recently been classified as an identifiable work related hazard and organizations in certain industry sectors are now required to present a fatigue management plan under relevant legislation. Preparation of a fatigue risk management plan in aviation, rail, road and mining will require an appropriately qualified individual to assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of this plan. In addition, regulatory agencies tasked with approving fatigue risk management plans will require appropriately trained and knowledgeable professionals.
|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)||GradCertFatigueRiskMgmt|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Students are required to possess
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||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Compulsory Residential School||The initial unit, Safety & Accident Phenomenology, has a residential school requirement.|
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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|
|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: 3||Total credit points: 24|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|AINV20006||Safety and Accident Phenomenology|
|SAFE20017||Human Factors in Complex Systems|
|SAFE20018||Fatigue Risk Management|