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Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, Graduate Diploma

CQUniversity Australia, Australia . Cricos: 00219C

CQUniversity Australia

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Graduate DiplomaFull-time, Part-time1 - 2 yearfind outfind outAUD 29472 per year

About Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, Graduate Diploma - at CQUniversity Australia

In the Graduate Diploma of Occupational, Health and Safety (OHS) you will undertake core subjects in the areas of human factors, occupational health, risk management, occupational hygiene, OHS law, safety systems and accident phenomenology. This will see you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as specialist being highly employable in your field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as a safety professional.

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • identify and anticipate health and safety hazards in the workplace and recommend a systematic approach for their assessment and control
  • utilise knowledge from specialised disciplines in the application of effective prevention and control programs in the workplace
  • demonstrate effective consultation and communication processes in ways which make appropriate use of managerial and industrial frameworks and the social context of the workplace
  • analyse the implications of political, economic, social, cultural, and technological trends on workplace health and safety practices
  • implement education and information programs to promote a safe and healthy workforce.

As a student of this course you will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking, and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations to complement your disciplinary base. As a student completing the Graduate Diploma of OHS you may apply for the interim award - Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management. You may continue your learning by enrolling in the Master of Safety Science (Major) to further specialise in Human Factors Engineering, Accident Forensics, Risk Engineering, Transport Safety Management or Emergency Services Safety Management. Should you choose this option you will gain full credit for completed studies. You 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.

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Entry requirements

Students are required to possess either

  • an undergraduate degree; or
  • five years experience in a safety science related role in upper or middle management; or
  • three years experience in a safety science related role and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Work Health and Safety.
  • Students applying on the basis of experience may be required to provide evidence of writing skills.

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