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CF20 - Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

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

This program is for professionals looking to expand their skill base in advanced aspects of health and safety, in the occupational health and safety sectors of industry and community services. Areas of employment include: ergonomics, industrial safety management, occupational hygienist and risk management.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time, 1.5 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
Courses/Units of Credit 7 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Health and Sciences
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation Graduates may qualify as Workplace Health and Safety Officers (core plus services) in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Industrial Relations (Qld).
Residential School Compulsory for all students taking practice courses (see details below).
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards Graduate Certificate
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal GradDipOHS 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety is to prepare professionals working in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health & safety.

On completion of the program, students 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, sociological and technological trends on workplace health and safety practices;
  • promote a safe and healthy workforce through provision of education and information programs.

Program Structure

To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete seven courses or 48 units of credit as outlined below.

Courses Offered

Course Code Course Name
OCHS20020 Human Factors
OCHS20021 Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
OCHS20018 Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety
OCHS20019 Risk Management and Safety Technology
OCHS20022 Issues in Workplace Health and Safety
OCHS21027 Special Topics in Health
HLPB20003 Health Statistics and Epidemiology
OCHS20020, OCHS20021, OCHS20018, OCHS20019 - Students completing these courses may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in OHS.

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