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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

GC-OCHLSF

TAUGHT BY: School of Public Health

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

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 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 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

Why study Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

  • 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.

Career information

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.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

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

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

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.

$11,400*

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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

No international fee data available

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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Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • Curtin course code: GC-OCHLSF
  • This offering was last updated on: September 24, 2018