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    Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
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    Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

    CQUniversity Australia

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    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Diploma

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Campuses

    Online

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines10-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Duration 1 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 30,720  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 10-Mar-2025

    Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

    About

    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.

    BROAD COURSE OPTIONS
    Explore the range of OHS courses available at CQUniversity.

    No matter your background, and level of experience, you will find an ideal OHS course to suit your learning needs and career aspirations from vocational level study, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses.

    The Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management is ideal if you are a practitioner in OHS with an interest in fatigue management.

    CAREER FOCUSSED

    You will complete project-based, authentic and industry-relevant assessment tasks giving you opportunities to practically apply your learning. Your assessments and the unit tasks ensure that you graduate with relevant skills and knowledge to be an effective and competent OHS professional.  

    REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
    Throughout your course, you will have opportunities to contextualise your learning to real-world scenarios. 

    PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

    Our professionally accredited courses offer you relevant skills and knowledge that meet industry needs. The Safety Institute of Australia recognises the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

    • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification; or
    • A completed AQF equivalent Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a minimum of three years employment experience* in a safety science related role; or
    • A minimum of five years management employment experience* in a safety science related role.

    * Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

    English Language Proficiency Requirements:

    If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

    • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
    • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
    • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 23 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

    completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

    If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

    • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
    • An Occupational English test with Grades A or B only n each of the four components.

    English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

    International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information

    Each student will be assessed individually.


    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.

    Career

    In the Graduate Diploma of 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 you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist being highly employable in your field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as a safety professional.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 30,720 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    CQUniversity Australia

    Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

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    Rockhampton

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