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  • Objectives
    The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety is to prepare professionals working in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health and safety. On completion of the program, students will be able to: *identify and anticipate health and safety hazards in the workplace and recommend a systematic approach for their assessment and control; * utilise knowledge from specialised disciplines in the application of effective prevention and control programs in the workplace; * demonstrate effective consultation and communication processes in ways which make appropriate use of managerial and industrial frameworks and the social context of the workplace; * analyse the implications of political, economic, sociological and technological trends on workplace health and safety practices; and * promote a safe and healthy workforce through provision of education and information programs.
  • Entry requirements
    *a three year bachelor degree from an Australian university. Consideration may also be given on an individual basis to applicants with: * professional OHS (non-degree) qualifications or equivalent and who have had at least five years work experience at a middle or higher management level; or * other relevant qualifications but working towards professional OHS career development . Students applying for entry via this alternative approach will need to provide and show the ability to: *write high level reports; * read and analyse academic literature, government policy texts and create detailed reports; and * complete high level numeracy tasks applicable to workplace situations. Note: Students applying for entry without a three year bachelor degree from an Australian university will be assessed by the Program Coordinator for the program. Application for credit transfer Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity program has been successfully completed. Students should examine the course synopses in this handbook to determine the courses for which they may be eligible to claim exemption. For more information contact the program administrator. Residential School The compulsory residential school runs over a two week period. Please note it is compulsary for students must attend the full 2 week period of the residential school. Partial attendence may result in fail grades. There is an integrated residential school for the following courses,OCHS20029, OCHS20030, OCHS20032 and OCHS20022. Students must have completed OCHS20029 and OCHS20030 with a grade of PO (Practicum Outstanding) and be currently enrolled in or obtained a grade of PO for OCHS20032 to be eligible to attend the two week residential school. OCHS20022 is a term 3 course, but students must enrol before the residential school to obtain the required study materials and prepare for the second week of residential school. For residential dates please refer to the residential school timetable. Computing requirements It is a requirement of enrolment in this program that students have access to the CQUniversity website via the Internet. Students will be expected to undertake various components of study in the degree using email, Blackboard and the Internet. Recommended web browsers are: Internet Explorer 5.0 or above or Netscape 4.5 or 4.7 and above (not version 6.0).
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Course description

    About Occupational Health and Safety

    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

    This program is for professionals looking to expand their skill base in advanced aspects of health and safety, in the occupational health and safety sectors of industry and community services.  Areas of employment include: ergonomics, industrial safety management, occupational hygienist and risk management.


    Program Structure

    Students must complete 6 courses/48 units of credit.

    Recommended study plan (full-time students)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 1 - term 1
    OCHS20029     Human Factors
    OCHS20030     Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
    Year 1 - term 2
    OCHS20031     Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety
    OCHS20032     Risk Management and Safety Technology
    Year 1 - term 3
    OCHS20022     Issues in Workplace Health and Safety
    Year 2 - term 1 (2010)
    OCHS21027     Special Topics in Health

    Note: Students taking the full time plan must attend the full 2 week residential school in the first year of study to be eligible to graduate in 2009 (see More Details for information on residential school requirements).
    Recommended program study plan (part-time)
    Course Code     Course Name
    Term 1 (2009)
    OCHS20029     Human Factors
    Term 2 (2009)
    OCHS20031     Law and Management of Occupational Health and Safety
    Term 1 (2010)
    OCHS20030     Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology
    Term 2 (2010)
    OCHS20032     Risk Management and Safety Technology
    Term 3 (2010)
    OCHS20022     Issues in Workplace Health and Safety
    Term 1 (2011)
    OCHS21027     Special Topics in Health

    Note: Students taking the part-time plan must attend the 2 week residential school in 2009 to be eligible to graduate in 2010.
    Note: OCHS21027 Special Topics in Health is avalible term 1 or term 2

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