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Graduate Certificate In Occupational Health And Safety

The Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is an online program, offered by part-time study and usually takes one year to complete. The program will develop knowledge, skills and interest in four of the major areas in occupational health and safety principles and practice. The topics covered include: Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology, Law for Occupational Health and Safety, and current practice in OHS.

Why study with us?
Our degree programs are renowned for their student-centred approach and emphasise the development of the skills and knowledge necessary for careers in a rapidly changing environment. Many of our professional qualifications are recognised around the world. As one of Australia's top 10 research universities, we are recognised as a leader in medical and health research and education, supported by our multidisciplinary and collaborative approach.

Career Opportunities

OH&S Officer / Manager / Inspector / Consultant. Professionals can seek continuing education points from their respective professional bodies for completion of these programs or parts thereof.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor degree (excluding an undergraduate degree in Occupational Health and Safety) or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution or other non university qualification and 3-5 years relevant professional experience approved for this purpose by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Credit Transfer

External credit is managed on a case by case basis.

International Students

Programs are structured to provide opportunities for international students. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis. Strategies for program-specific online student support will be developed in consultation with participating students. Additionally, they will be encouraged to avail themselves of existing University support networks and services.

Special Needs

The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

Requirements and Structure

One year part-time. This program is offered online.
This program requires completion of four 10 unit courses, usually two courses per semester. Students may take fewer courses over a longer period of time.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate will be eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Occupational Health & Safety.