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Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The aim of the Master of Safety Science is to provide students with a sophisticated set of safety science related knowledge, analysis and research skills that will allow graduates to become a safety leaders and manage complex safety and investigation environments. Two major streams in the first half of the course prepare graduates for professional level entry to the Occupational Health & Safety field or professional level practice in Accident Investigation. Students then have an opportunity to enhance their skills further by choosing an advanced specialisation (major) including:

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

Students with Graduate Diplomas in OHS, Accident Forensics and/or Investigation may apply for credit against the areas previously studied.

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.

All students 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.

Career Information

The increasing regulatory focus on safety and health, together with global business emphasis on achieving reduced costs and higher reliability have resulted in CQUniversity graduates of all safety and health, and accident investigation units being highly sought after by a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, maritime, aviation, defence, transport and logistics, health and consultancy. Graduates typically find employment as safety managers, human factors specialists, professional accident investigators, consultants and researchers with the sophisticated skills to lead transdisciplinary teams of safety science related professionals and practitioners.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
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) MSafSc
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 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

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 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

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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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 Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

Students are required to possess either

1) an undergraduate degree; or

2) five years relevant experience in a safety science related role in upper or middle management; or

3) a Graduate Diploma in Safety Science or equivalent (such as OHS or Accident Investigation).

Students applying on the basis of experience may be required to provide evidence of writing skills. Entry to the course under criteria 2 or 3 must be approved by the Head of Course or Discipline Lead.

In addition, international students should 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 CC50 - Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation CC77 - Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety CC63 - Graduate Certificate in Accident Phenomenology CC78 - Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management
Exit Awards CC50 - Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation CC77 - Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety CC63 - Graduate Certificate in Accident Phenomenology CC78 - Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management
Professional Accreditation

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. The course meets the requirements for accreditation by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School There are 2 core units with a compulsory residential school for all students. These are: Safety and Accident Phenomenology and either Evidence Informed OHS Practice or Crash Lab Analysis Project. There may be additional requirements for residential schools dependent upon the selected specialisation. Students should confirm these through the Handbook.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 16
2019 19
2018 16
2017 21
2016 18
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

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 accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating respect for cultural and professional diversity as well as individual differences and capacities in the transport and safety sciences environment.
  • Treating personal information obtained in the professional environment as private and confidential.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Successfully processing your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with stressful situations that can arise in the transport and safety sciences environment.
  • Maintaining behavioural stability through successfully distinguishing your own personal behaviours, experiences and emotions from others and situations in a professional setting.
  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate to professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer/peer feedback or criticism.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with university and workplace policy with the use of social media, online discussion forums, email and other electronic forms of communication.
  • Complying with the relevant workplace policies and practices including relevant OHS legislative requirements pertaining to the transport and safety sciences environment.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in English your transport and safety sciences knowledge with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Actively participating in discussion and course activities with appropriate use and command of language to the context.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with all stakeholders in the delivery of transport and safety sciences practice and responding appropriately to stakeholders and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, body movements and gestures, being mindful of space boundaries.
  • Recognising and interpreting on-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course and in professional practice.
  • Adopting non-threatening body language during challenging and/or stressful situations with others.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge in logical and legible formats, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form to develop and execute a case of cohesive argument that meets academic, professional and transport and safety sciences practice requirements.
  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Having access to a computer and having sufficient computer skills to engage in on-line learning, reading, initiating and responding to emails and other forms of electronic communication, and completing relevant assessments for the course. This includes being able to regularly access the Internet for coursework and research.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office, and operate associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, cameras and video cameras, a tablet computer or a mobile phone in the contemporary academic, professional and transport and safety science practice requirements.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information using a variety of specific programs.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge and evidence in response to academic assessment items and in the professional practice with organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Completing academic learning activities and assessment tasks, and performing professional skills within reasonable set time-frames.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary, correct grammar and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic and professional conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in a professional setting.
  • Completing documentation that is accurate, clear and concise.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills to accurately read and interpret various measurements.
  • Demonstrating effective use of mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills in the application of transport and safety science practice.
  • Demonstrating competency in manipulating and analysing numerical data.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Having sufficient visual acuity to accurately measure and assess.
  • Having sufficient visual acuity to work in a team-based transport and safety sciences environment.
  • Having sufficient visual acuity to identify hazards to self and others.
  • Perceiving fine detail on a computer screen and/or mobile/portable device.
  • Discerning an object from its background.
  • Having sufficient auditory capacity to hear verbal communication from other professionals in transport and safety sciences practice.
  • Having sufficient auditory capacity to work in a team-based transport and safety sciences environment where verbal and non-verbal communication is essential to practice.
  • Having sufficient auditory capacity to capture auditory warning circumstances, movements or signals where other senses may not detect such stimuli.
  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Interacting with mobile devices through inputs such as buttons and a touchscreen.
  • Interacting with the physical environment.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Rapidly building rapport with people from all walks of life within a variety of transport and safety sciences professional contexts.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting critically on topics taught during the course.
  • Identifying when a practice issue is outside one's scope or expertise and being able to reflect and learn from this experience.
  • Identifying when one's practice may be negatively affected by personal experience and/or reactions and be able to reflect and learn from this experience.
  • Reflecting on situations that may be difficult and sensitive.
  • Identifying, reflecting and learning from successful situations as well as opportunities for improvement.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating safely and effectively in intensive transport and safety sciences tasks that require sustained levels of physical energy and concentration over a long duration.
  • Actively participating in a variety of transport and safety sciences tasks in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Incorporating a range of gross motor skills while participating effectively in activities related to transport and safety science practice.
  • Moving with ease while undertaking activities related to transport and safety science practice.
  • Working safely and effectively in a variety of physical environments applicable to transport and safety science practice.
  • Using a variety of fine motor skills n various transport and safety sciences activities.
  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Interacting with mobile devices through inputs such as buttons and a touchscreen.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Relating positively and communicating with a wide variety of colleagues and stakeholders in the professional environment.
  • Creating and maintaining rapport, empathy and at times using diplomacy to ensure effective working relationships and outcomes with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Being highly consultative in the processes of creating and sustaining effective working relationships and outcomes with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Creating cultural competence, sensitivity and willingness to work with a vast array of people in the community.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Having access to a computer and having sufficient computer skills to engage in on-line learning, reading, initiating and responding to emails and other forms of electronic communication, and completing relevant assessments for the course.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for coursework and research.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office and operating associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, cameras and video cameras, a tablet computer or a mobile phone in the contemporary academic, professional and transport and safety science practice requirements.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information using a variety of specific programs and applications.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Accident Forensics Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply expert knowledge and skills in the systematic analysis of the principles and concepts related to safety and accident investigation issues.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to multifaceted safety and accident investigation issues utilising sophisticated analytical and problem solving methods.
  • 3. Critically analyse, design and apply creative and flexible solutions to complex safety and accident investigation problems in diverse contexts.
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge or 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 communication 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Air Safety Investigation 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 air safety investigations.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted investigations utilising sophisticated analytical and problem solving methods.
  • 3. Critically analyse, design and apply creative and flexible solutions to complex safety and accident investigation problems in diverse contexts.
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge or practice of air safety investigation that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication and collaboration skills appropriate for accident investigation teams and trans-disciplinary practice.
  • 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Emergency Services Safety 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 in emergency services.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted safety science issues utilising sophisticated emergency services-related 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 practice of emergency services safety that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Human Factors Engineering 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 human factors engineering.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted safety science issues utilising sophisticated human factors engineering 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 practice of human factors engineering that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Industrial Accident Investigation 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 industrial accident investigation.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted investigations utilising sophisticated analytical and problem solving methods.
  • 3. Critically analyse, design and apply creative and flexible solutions to complex safety and accident investigation problems in diverse contexts.
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge or practice of industrial accident investigation and/or prevention that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication and collaboration skills appropriate for accident investigation teams and trans-disciplinary practice.
  • 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Rail Safety Investigation 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 rail safety investigations.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted investigations utilising sophisticated analytical and problem solving methods.
  • 3. Critically analyse, design and apply creative and flexible solutions to complex safety and accident investigation problems in diverse contexts.
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge or practice of rail accident investigation or prevention that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication and collaboration skills appropriate for accident investigation teams and trans-disciplinary practice.
  • 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Risk Engineering 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 risk engineering.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted safety science issues utilising sophisticated risk engineering 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 practice of risk engineering that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Road Safety Investigation 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 road safety investigations.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted investigations utilising sophisticated analytical and problem solving methods.
  • 3. Critically analyse, design and apply creative and flexible solutions to complex safety and road crash investigation problems in diverse contexts.
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge or practice of road crash investigation and/or prevention that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication and collaboration skills appropriate for accident investigation teams and trans-disciplinary practice.
  • 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Transport Safety Management 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 transport safety.
  • 2. Design and implement effective strategies to manage multifaceted transport safety issues utilising sophisticated analytical and problem solving methods.
  • 3. Critically analyse, design and apply creative and flexible solutions to complex transport safety problems in diverse contexts.
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge or practice of rail safety management that has the potential to be submitted to a peer reviewed publication.
  • 5. Utilise critical thinking as well as advanced professional communication 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
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 36

NOTE:

Students are advised to undertake the Safety Science Thesis units at the end of their study course.

Please refer to the "More Details" section for this course for a typical course progression.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SAFE20023 Safety Science Thesis 2
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AINV20006 Safety and Accident Phenomenology
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SAFE20022 Safety Science Thesis 1
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Air Safety Investigation Major

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 60

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Air Safety Investigation while enrolled in Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1 and Accident Domain Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Air Safety Investigation.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AINV20007 Investigation Principles and Analysis
AINV20008 Investigation of Human Factors
AINV20009 Accident Forensics and Engineering
AINV20010 Crash Lab Project
AINV20011 Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1
AINV20013 Accident Domain Project 1
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Human Factors Engineering Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 60

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Human Factors Engineering while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Human Factors Engineering.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
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
SAFE20012 Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1
SAFE20014 Specialisation Project 1
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Industrial Accident Investigation Major

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 60

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Industrial Accident Investigation while enrolled in Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1 and Accident Domain Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Industrial Accident Investigation.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AINV20007 Investigation Principles and Analysis
AINV20008 Investigation of Human Factors
AINV20009 Accident Forensics and Engineering
AINV20010 Crash Lab Project
AINV20011 Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1
AINV20013 Accident Domain Project 1
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Rail Safety Investigation Major

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 60

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Rail Safety Investigation while enrolled in Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1 and Accident Domain Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Rail Safety Investigation.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AINV20007 Investigation Principles and Analysis
AINV20008 Investigation of Human Factors
AINV20009 Accident Forensics and Engineering
AINV20010 Crash Lab Project
AINV20011 Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1
AINV20013 Accident Domain Project 1
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Risk Engineering Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 60

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Risk Engineering while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Risk Engineering.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
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
SAFE20012 Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1
SAFE20014 Specialisation Project 1
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Road Safety Investigation Major

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 60

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Road Safety Investigation while enrolled in Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1 and Accident Domain Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Road Safety Investigation.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AINV20007 Investigation Principles and Analysis
AINV20008 Investigation of Human Factors
AINV20009 Accident Forensics and Engineering
AINV20010 Crash Lab Project
AINV20011 Accident Domain Contexts and Methods 1
AINV20013 Accident Domain Project 1
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Transport Safety Management Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 60

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Transport Safety management while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts & Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Transport Safety Management.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
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
SAFE20012 Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1
SAFE20014 Specialisation Project 1
More Details
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