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  • Objectives
    This program is a professional 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 career path options. 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; * workplace rehabilitation; * ergonomics; * safety science; and * occupational health and safety management. Health and Human Performance Second plans for OCHS Those who complete an appropriate second plan will have specialist knowledge in the following: * Environmental Studies * Human Movement Science * Environmental Health * Management * Human Resources Management * Engineering Technology Management * Health Promotion * Professional Communications (Public Relations) Details of each of these plans may be accessed here (insert hyperlink) In addition the option remains for students to select from a wide array of electives to suit personal needs and interests. The purpose of this program is to produce graduates who are competent health and safety professionals ready to be employed as workplace leaders in health and safety decision making and management. Graduates will be able to facilitate, educate, problem solve, and promote health and safety in the workplace in relation to individuals, families, the community and environment. Throughout this program students participate in worksite visits with practical opportunities to apply their learning to given situations. In the final term, students are placed in industry to work in conjunction with a health and safety practitioner, for 120 hours. This presents students with valuable learning and application opportunities before the completion of their studies. During this time, students continue to work through course material externally and the industry practicum work is linked to the placement.
  • Practical experience
    120 hours of work placement plus residential school attendance
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites - nil; Recommended study - English and a science subject
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Occupational 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.

    Occupational health and safety studies develops your expertise in the identification and anticipation of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace and enables a systematic approach for their assessment and control across the major discipline areas of occupational hygiene, human factors and safety science/risk management.


    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.

    Graduates may also qualify for the Workplace Health and Safety Officer Certificate awarded by the Department of Industrial Relations and the Workplace Rehabilitation Coordinator Certificate accredited by WorkCover. Industry experts have been consulted throughout the developmental stages, to ensure graduates possess the knowledge, attributes and skills that are deemed to be most important by future employers.


    Program Structure

    Students must complete 24 courses/144 units of credit, which include:

        *
          18 core courses; and
        * a second plan consisting of 6 courses (click here to view)

    Recommended study schedule
    The following schedule is designed for full-time students who usually enrol in 4 courses per term or 24 units of credit. Part-time students should therefore modify this schedule to suit their own needs. The normal study load for part-time students is 2 courses per term or 12 units of credit per term.

    Year 1
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC11006     Physical Activity, Fitness and Health
    HMSC11034     Study Skills for Health and Human Performance *
    OCHS11025     Introductory Health and Safety Risk Management
    SCIE11019       Introductory Bioscience *

    T2
    BIOH11004      Human Physiology *
    HMSC11004     Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Human Performance
    HMSC11005     Human Anatomy *
    PSYC11009      Social Foundations of Psychology

    Year 2
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC12026     Teaching, Learning and Health Promotion
    OCHS12001     Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
    OCHS12002     Fundamentals of OHS Practice *
    Second plan     

    T2
    OCHS12005     Risk Management and Safety Technology CQ26
    OCHS12015     Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety CQ26
    OCHS13011     Occupational Rehabilitation and Compensation
    Second plan     

    Year 3
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    OCHS13008     Human Factors CQ26
    OCHS13016     Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
    Second plan     
    Second plan     

    T2
    OCHS13007     Industry Practicum
    OCHS13010     Applied Worksite Analysis *
    Second plan     
    Second plan     

    Note:

        * Courses marked (*) have compulsory residential school. See the residential school timetable for details. Compulsory residential schools are held in Rockhampton and are conducted for these courses taken by external students.
        * The OCHS13007 course is available in Term 1 and 2.
        * 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.

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