CQUniversity Australia

CC49 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Safety Science Practice

CQUniversity Australia

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate


The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Safety Science Practice is to provide you with an opportunity to further develop your safety science related knowledge, analysis and research skills in a way that will enable you to lead and manage specific complex safety environments. You have an opportunity to choose an advanced OHS related specialisation to complement your previous studies including:

Transport safety management,

Risk engineering,

Human factors engineering,

Emergency services safety.

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking, and problem solving. Further, you will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations to complement their disciplinary base.

As a graduate of the CQUniversity OHS programs you may be highly sought after by a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, maritime, aviation, defence, transport and logistics, health, consultancy and also government departments.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in OHS you may continue your learning by enrolling in the Master of Advanced Safety Science Practice. You will gain full credit for completed studies.

If you are a graduate of the Master of Safety Science (Major), you may continue with your advanced level learning by enrolling in this program.

Risk Engineering

Completing your specialisation in Risk Engineering will provide you with an opportunity to explore advanced level quantitative and qualitative risk assessment methods and tools that complement engineered environments, for example, process engineering and other major hazardous facilities. This option should be of particular interest to those charged with responsibility for the introduction of new technologies.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Safety Science Practice will enhance your career advancement opportunities as a specialist with progressive knowledge of specific complex safety environments. This will ensure you are highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as an advanced practice safety professional.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 13,920 Per Year
Start date: 09 March 2020
13 July 2020
Duration: 0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)

Rockhampton City Campus

114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700

Entry criteria

For entry into the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Safety Science, they are required to have one of the following: an undergraduate degree in OHS; or a Graduate Diploma of OHS; or Master of OHS or equivalent.

Other English Language Requirements:

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Overall score of 50 with no score less than 42; or

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).


Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700