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CG48 - Associate Degree of Workplace Health and Safety

About Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational health and safety studies develops your expertise in the identification and anticipation of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace and enables a systematic approach for their assessment and control across the major discipline areas of occupational hygiene, human factors and safety science/risk management.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for graduates in management/consultancy and practice of workplace health and safety. For example, ergonomics, industrial safety officer, occupational hygienist and risk management. Employment is found in primary industry, rural safety, manufacturing, mining, services industry, employer associations, the defence force, health industry and government authorities.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time  
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
Courses/Units of Credit 16 courses/96 units of credit
Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Health
How to Apply

Domestic - QTAC

QTAC codes: 850495 External

Entry Requirements Domestic: Prerequisites - statement of employment with industry partner; Recommended study - English and a science subject
Professional Accreditation Graduates are eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Membership with the Safety Institute of Australia
Residential School

See residential school information below:

Practicum/Work placement Integrated work based learning program for duration of the program
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal ADWHS 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

This program is a paraprofessional associate degree based on the study of Occupational Health and Safety. It presents students with the opportunity to undertake a plan and apply their discipline of study to specifically designated industry career path option. It has been designed to prepare professionals in Occupational Health and Safety with specifically applied knowledge, attitudes, skills, and initiatives in the areas of:

  • Occupational Hygiene;
  • Ergonomics;
  • Safety Science, and
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management.

Graduates may apply for admission to the Bachelor in Occupational Health & Safety with advanced standing of 96 units of credit.


Program Structure

Students must complete 16 courses/96 units of credit, which include:

  • 11 core CQUniversity courses;

    Courses Offered

    Recommended study schedule

    The following schedule is designed for part-time students who usually enrol in 2 courses per term or 12 units of credit. 

    Course Code Course Name
    Year 1 - Term 1
    HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
    OCHS11025 Introductory Health and Safety Risk Management
    Year 1- Term 2
    ESSC11002 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science
    OHS industry competency  
    Year 2 - Term 1
    OCHS12001 Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
    OCHS12002 Fundamentals of OHS Practice *
    Year 2 - Term 2
    OCHS12005 Risk Management and Safety Technology CQ26
    OHS industry competency  
    Year 3 - Term 1
    HMSC12026 Teaching, Learning and Health Promotion
    OHS industry competency  
    Year 3 - Term 2
    OCHS12015 Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety CQ26
    OHS industry competency  
    Year 4 - Term 1
    OCHS13008 Human Factors CQ26
    OCHS13016 Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
    Year 4 - Term 2
    OCHS13010 Applied Worksite Analysis *

    Courses marked (*) have compulsory residential school. See the residential school timetable details. Compulsory Residential Schools are held in Rockhampton and are conducted for these courses taken by external students.

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