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Occupational Health and Safety

Graduate diploma

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

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Occupational Health and Safety at Curtin?

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Outline

Outline

This course has an emphasis on practical and theoretical OHS skills with a strong mix of science and management.

You will study core discipline areas including risk management, accident prevention, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, health and safety economics, and compensation and injury management.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety once you have completed certain units.

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.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

 

 

What jobs can the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety lead to?

Employment prospects are excellent, with graduates often earning above average salaries. Graduates gain employment in a variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing and construction. There is also demand for graduates in corporate, government, health and academic sectors. With the stringent legislative requirements for health and safety in the workplace and the increase in resources and commodity prices expected to continue, future demand for tertiary qualified occupational health and safety professionals is expected to be high.

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
  • develop information literacy skills with access, evaluation and synthesis of 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 and function as part of a team and in collaboration 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
  • facilitate, educate and promote health and safety in the workplace in relation to individuals, families, the community and environment
  • recognise the global nature of OHS issues and be familiar with appropriate international standards
  • demonstrate an understanding of how culture can influence OHS issues
  • develop appropriate skills and knowledge to provide leadership for the improvement of OHS in the workplace

Professional recognition

This course has national accreditation from the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board and international accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK). Upon graduating, you are eligible to apply for IOSH membership and certification with the Safety Institute of Australia.

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 bachelor degree, preferably with a health, science or management related background, from a recognised tertiary institution.

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 & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $24,071*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • Online
Semester 2
  • Online

2025

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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