Occupational Health and Safety
Develop theoretical occupational health and safety skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems.
- Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
This fee-paying course is one semester full-time (if admitted in Semester One) or equivalent part-time study and conducted on a fully online basis. A mid-year intake is only possible for students who wish to complete the course part-time.
- 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
The Curtin campuses or teaching locations where units of this course are offered.
- Curtin Perth, Open Universities Australia
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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.
- These courses will give you a strong science basis to build solid occupational health and safety (OHS) skills.
- They are offered both on and off campus using the latest technology including streaming video lectures.
- Through these courses you'll gain good industry links to OHS professionals.
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
A recognised bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in health, science, education or management-related background, or equivalent.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other requirements and notes for this course
Full-time study available subject to unit availability. To study full-time, you will need to complete the majority of your units off-campus.
You will require regular access to a computer and the Internet to complete off-campus units.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2023
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
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).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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