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Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

Develops professionals in the field of Occupational and Health and Safety (OHS). In particular to develop the skills of identification and management of workplace hazards that may adversely impact on the health and safety of workers.

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- implement and assess an Occupational and Health and Safety management system that reflects the OHS needs and issues of an organisation taking into account the size and complexity of the organisation;
- critically review the risk management processes that have been developed for a workplace and/or industry including the characterisation of incident investigation processes identifying issues in specific industries/workplaces;
- critically review the legal framework for occupational safety and health in Australia;
- synthesise the factors that have influenced the development of Occupational Safety and Health law in Australia;
- synthesise the factors that influence the application of Occupational Safety and Health legislation in the workplace;
- categorise hazards according to type, assessment when a hazard becomes a risk and characterise the principles of safe design in relation to potential impacts on people, plant and/or the environment;
- demonstrate academic skills which include writing, referencing and researching at a postgraduate level including professional competencies in the use of commonly used business software packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint used in Occupational and Health and Safety.


Employment Opportunities

Roles in the mining, oil & gas, construction, government and non-government sectors.

Further studies

Articulates with the Master in Occupational Health and Safety.

This course is not available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

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