CQUniversity Australia

CC77 - Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

CQUniversity Australia

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate


The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is to prepare you to work in industry and community services in advanced aspects of occupational health and safety.

On completion of the course, 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;
  • Utilize knowledge from specialized 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;
  • Analyze the implications of political, economic, social, cultural, and technological trends on workplace health and safety practices; and
  • Implement education and information programs to promote a safe and healthy workforce.

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

Students completing the Graduate Diploma OHS may apply for the interim award Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management.

All students will have an opportunity to complete authentic learning tasks in the state of the art, purpose-built Forensic Accident Investigation Crash Lab, the only one of its kind in Australia.


You are required to complete six core units.


In the Graduate Diploma of OHS, you will undertake core subjects in the areas of human factors, occupational health, risk management, occupational hygiene, OHS law, safety systems and accident phenomenology. This will you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist being highly employable in your field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as a safety professional.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 27,840 Per Year
Start date: July 2021
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)

Rockhampton City Campus

114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700

Entry criteria

Students are required to possess either

  • 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).


Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700