CC79 - Master of Safety Science (Major)

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 - 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

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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

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 Accreditiation

International Society of Air Safety Investigators: The international professional body for air safety investigators recognises formal safety investigation training courses as part of its membership grading criteria. The course will meet the specialist investigation education criteria of the Society and will ensure graduates of the course will gain professional grade membership of the Society after completing the course.

Australian Society of Air Safety Investigators: The Australian professional body for air safety investigators recognises formal safety investigation training courses as part of its membership grading criteria. The course will meet the specialist investigation education criteria of the Society and will ensure graduates of the course will gain professional grade membership of the Society after completing the course.

New Zealand Society of Air Safety Investigators: The New Zealand professional body for air safety investigators recognises formal safety investigation training courses as part of its membership grading criteria. The course will meet the specialist investigation education criteria of the Society and will ensure graduates of the course will gain professional grade membership of the Society after completing the course.

Safety Institute of Australia: The Australian OHS professional body recognises tertiary OHS education courses as part of its formal membership grading criteria. The course will surpass the minimum OHS education content requirements for graduates to be graded as Members of the Institute upon completion of the course. Likely future changes to the professional body's OHS education criteria should result in graduates being recognised at OHS Para-professional level, although these changes are yet to be introduced by the professional body.

Directorate of Defence and Air Force Safety: The Directorate is the aviation safety watchdog for the Australian military forces. The Directorate also has responsibility for conducting all major aviation accident inquiries within the Australian military. It presently recognises the course of our global competitors, Cranfield University and University of Southern California, as suitable for investigation training for Australian military personnel.

Australian Transportation Safety Bureau: The Bureau is Australia's leading transport investigation agency. It has itself been a provider of investigation education for government investigators within Australia. Its CEO has pledged significant support for the course and indicated ATSB will recognise the course as appropriate continuing professional development for ATSB investigators.

Australian Insurance Alliance: The Alliance has been searching for a credible method of educating insurance company accident investigators and loss adjusters in Australia for many years. The Alliance members have indicated that the proposed couurse will be recognised by the insurance companies as an appropriate education pathway for new investigators who have traditionally been drawn from engineering and management personnel ranks.

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
2018 16
2017 21
2016 18
2015 14
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  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
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