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Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (OpenUnis CSP)

OUA graduate certificate

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (OpenUnis CSP)
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
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Applicants for this course should apply through OUA directly

Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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This multidisciplinary course provides specialised advanced training for graduates or occupational health and safety practitioners with an emphasis on risk and safety management, accident prevention and safety technology. It allows for a degree of additional specialisation according to individual needs and upon completion provides entry into the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. All students will be required to undertake an academic skills module at the commencement of the course.

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
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.