CQUniversity Australia

CC50 - Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation

CQUniversity Australia

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

This course develops your advanced level expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence.

The Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation develops advanced level expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence. Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation graduates demonstrate advanced skills at systematically breaking down the factors leading to an accident and making the necessary findings and conclusions for prevention. This course will be attractive to those who have responsibility for accident investigations across industry and society. The course provides core studies in the principles of accident investigation, accident phenomenology, accident forensics, accident analysis and human factors investigation. Students are then able to continue into the Master of Safety Science (Specialisation) and choose a specialist domain (air, rail, road or industrial). Students complete an applied accident investigation project based on a ‘real' accident reconstruction at the university ‘crash lab'. The course has been developed in consultation with Australia's leading accident investigation professionals from air, rail, road and industrial contexts, and the leading organizations and government authorities which inform public safety strategies.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 5 core units. Although there are no specific specialisations within the Graduate Diploma of Accident investigation, you are able to tailor the context of your assessment to the workplace context of interest to your career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

In the Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation you will undertake core subjects in the area of Accident Investigation including the areas of human factors, risk management, investigation law, safety systems, accident phenomenology and accident forensics and engineering. This will see you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist in your chosen area being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors.

The increasing focus on safety and health, together with global business and public sector emphasis on achieving reduced costs and higher reliability have resulted in the graduates of the CQU accident investigation units, being highly sought after by a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, maritime, aviation, defence, transport and logistics, health, consultancy and also government departments and authorities such as the police force.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 27,840 Per Year Read moreTerm fee: 13,920
Start date: 09 March 2020
13 July 2020
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)
Address

Rockhampton City Campus

114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Australia

Entry criteria

Students are required to possess

  • An undergraduate degree; or
  • Five years’ experience in a safety science related role in upper or middle management; or
  • Three years’ experience in a safety science related role and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or Work Health and Safety.

Students applying on the basis of experience may be required to provide evidence of writing skills.

English requirements

IELTS Academic - Overall 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5); TOEFL (internet-based) - Overall 75 (with no score less than 17), PTE Academic - Overall 54 (with no score less than 46), CAE and CPE - Overall 169 (with no band less than 154).

Address

Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Australia