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.
Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available
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 |
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.
To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete seven courses or 48 units of credit as outlined below.
|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 inÂ OHS.