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Associate Degree of Workplace Health and Safety - Distance

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  • Objectives
    This program is a paraprofessional associate degree based on the study of Occupational Health and Safety. It presents students with the opportunity to undertake a plan and apply their discipline of study to specifically designated industry career path option. It has been designed to prepare professionals in Occupational Health and Safety with specifically applied knowledge, attitudes, skills, and initiatives in the areas of: * Occupational Hygiene; * Ergonomics; * Safety Science, and * Occupational Health and Safety Management. Graduates may apply for admission to the Bachelor in Occupational Health & Safety with advanced standing of 96 units of credit.
  • Practical experience
    Integrated work based learning program for duration of the program
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic: Prerequisites - statement of employment with industry partner; Recommended study - English and a science subject
  • Academic Title
    Associate Degree of Workplace Health and Safety
  • Course description

    About Occupational Health and Safety

    CQUniversity's Health and Human Performance studies enables you to learn more about sport and exercise science, human fitness, family and community health, lifestyle management, occupational health and safety and personal health. Core studies provide a comprehensive understanding of health and the factors that influence it.

    Career Opportunities

    Opportunities exist for graduates in management/consultancy and practice of workplace health and safety. For example, ergonomics, industrial safety officer, occupational hygienist and risk management. Employment is found in primary industry, rural safety, manufacturing, mining, services industry, employer associations, the defence force, health industry and government authorities.


    Program Structure

    Students must complete 16 courses/96 units of credit, which include:

     * 11 core CQUniversity courses;
     * 1 of the following university advanced level elective course;

    Mining specialisation OHS university level elective options
        
    OCHS13011
    Occupational Rehabilitation and Compensation #

    MINE7033
    Minerals Industry Risk Management (MISHC)

    MINE7042
    Incident Investigation and Analysis (MISHC)

    MINE7041
    Mine Occupational Health & Safety Management (MISHC)

     
     # For Students who wish to undertake a Rehabilitation Coordinator role in Queensland there is an opportunity to take the Queensland Competency (Q-Comp) invidulated exam within OCHS13011 (Queensland legislation and technical application). Successful completion of the exam allows students to apply for a Q-Comp Workplace Rehabilitation Coordinator Certificate. Please see the course profile for more information.

    Students wanting to complete the MINE courses above, must apply to to these separately from CQUniversity and then apply for credit. Please note that graduation may be delayed if study undertaken at TAFE or another instution are not certified.

    Equivalent of 4 industry specific specialisation Work Based Learning courses to be completed at TAFE.

    Recomended Study Schedule

    The following schedule is designed for part-time students who usually enrol in 2 courses per term or 12 units of credit.
    Course Code     Course Name

    Year 1 - Term 1
    OCHS11025     Introductory Health and Safety Risk Management
    HMSC11034     Study Skills for Health and Human Performance *

    Year 1- Term 2
    HMSC11004     Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Human Performance
    OHS industry competency      

    ear 2 - Term 1
    OCHS12001     Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
    OCHS12002     Fundamentals of OHS Practice *

    Year 2 - Term 2
    OCHS12005     Risk Management and Safety Technology CQ26
    OHS industry competency      

    Year 3 - Term 1
    HMSC12026     Teaching, Learning and Health Promotion
    OHS industry competency      

    Year 3 - Term 2
    OCHS12015     Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety CQ26
    OHS industry competency      

    Year 4 - Term 1
    OCHS13008     Human Factors CQ26
    OCHS13016     Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology

    Year 4 - Term 2
    OCHS13010     Applied Worksite Analysis *
    Elective      

    Courses marked (*) have compulsory residential school. See the residential school timetable details. Compulsory Residential Schools are held in Rockhampton and are conducted for these courses taken by external students.

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