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GC-OCHLSF

Occupational Health and Safety

Graduate certificate

Develop theoretical occupational health and safety skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Duration

    Duration

    6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open!

4 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

12 August 2024

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

This multidisciplinary course provides specialised advanced training for graduates or OHS practitioners, with an emphasis on risk and safety management, accident prevention and safety technology.

Your learning will be complemented with a specialist topic chosen to suit your interests and future career needs.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Please note: This course is not available to international students studying in Australia. International students can only take this course externally (online) in their country of origin.

What jobs can the Occupational Health and Safety lead to?

Graduates may gain employment in a variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing and construction.

There also may be opportunities for graduate careers in corporate, government, health and academic sectors.

 

What you'll learn

  • apply and integrate the knowledge and principles of occupational health and safety and practical skills required for the prevention of injury and occupational disease in the workplace environment
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
  • communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals.
  • use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
  • demonstrate ability for self-directed and lifelong learning through the pursuit of professional development opportunities in occupational health and safety
  • recognise and apply international standards and perspectives within OHS
  • demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity including the impact of cultural and social factors of OHS practices
  • demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

A recognised bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in health, science, education or management-related background, or equivalent.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$4,500*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

$12,637*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-OCHLSF
  • Last updated on: 2 March 2024

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