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Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

Course code S73

Develops professionals in the field of occupational 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 the program it is expected that students should be able to: implement and assess an occupational 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, assess 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 used in occupational health and safety.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

S73

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $20,300

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

S73

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OHS6130Workplace Health and Safety Law20
OHS6131Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management20
OHS6132Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OHS5118Occupational Hygiene Science20
OHS6107Workplace Hazards20
OHS6135Health and Safety Principles in Practice20

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply high level independent judgement when investigating and evaluating complex OHS/WHS situations to generate solutions.
  2. Communicate advanced specialised OHS/WHS knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences.
  3. Demonstrate leadership and management skills by planning, implementing and evaluating substantial OHS/WHS projects.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB)

Accredited by: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Students successfully completing this program will be eligible to apply for our graduate level of membership Grad IOSH. They will then be required to undertake a period of Initial Professional Development which will require students to provide evidence of their practice skills in a skills development portfolio (IPD), at the end of this period there will be a professional review interview. After successful completion of this IPD process students will then be eligible for the chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH).

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $20,300 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates would be suited to roles in the mining, oil and gas, construction, government and non-government sectors.

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

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