Version Effective: 12th of February, 2018
Version Effective: 12th of February, 2018

PDC51951 - Understanding Causation

Course Details

Course Summary

Accidents, design errors and other system engineering failures deliver lessons which are used to prevent future failures. This online Short Course introduces various models used to analyse events by identifying the relationships between a cause and effect and risk reduction approaches to prevent recurrence.

The fee for this short course will be $45.00.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
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Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Automotive Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction

Admission Codes

International Students
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the Engineering profession.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for industry professionals and students.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course students will be awarded 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures
Standard Course Structure

2 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the legal requirements around accident/incident analysis
  2. Describe the causation models used to analyse and investigate failures
  3. Outline recommendations to reduce the risk of recurrence.


Online Quiz

Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
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