B-HLSFENV v.1 Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment)
Course CRICOS Code: 064468A
Registered full-time Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This course provides students with broad based knowledge and practical skills in field of health, safety and environment. Students undertake professional practice training in workplaces ranging from government agencies through to industrial settings.
The course is fully accredited at a national level by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board (Safety Institute of Australia) and at an international level by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (United Kingdom). Curtin graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership of both accrediting bodies. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists. Graduates who require accreditation by Environmental Health Australia for employment as Environmental Health Officers will need to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health.
Career opportunities exist in a wide range of private companies and government organisations as health and safety advisors, researchers and risk managers. Many graduates also find work interstate or overseas.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Desirable: At least Mathematics 2C/2D and one science course 3A/3B from the following list: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology. STAT elements considered are WE and Q.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
In first year students are introduced to the field of health, safety and environment as well as completing foundation science and communication units.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply and integrate knowledge and practice of environmental and occupational health to enhance the safety and well-being of populations
2. apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to Environmental and Occupational Health and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from the range of resources applicable to practice
4. communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
5. use scientific methods and technologies with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
6. demonstrate ability for self-directed and lifelong learning through self-accepted responsibility
7. recognise and apply international standards and perspectives within environmental and occupational settings
8. demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity including the impact of cultural and social factors
9. demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically
Duration and Availability
This course is three years full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is available in both internal and external study modes. International onshore students on student visas are not permitted to study externally. There is a requirement to be on campus for 2.5 days in the first year of study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|HUMB1000||v.1||Human Structure and Function||4.0||25.0|
|CMHL1000||v.1||Foundations for Professional Health Practice||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH1001||v.1||Introduction to Health, Safety and Environment||4.0||25.0|
|PHYS1006||v.1||Foundations of Physics||5.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|CHEM1003||v.1||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|INDH1006||v.1||Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours||3.0||25.0|
|CMHL1001||v.1||Evidence Informed Health Practice||2.0||25.0|
|FOOD2006||v.1||Introduction to Food Safety Science||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|OCHS2001||v.1||Workplace Human Factors||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC1000||v.1||Introduction to Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|OCHS3001||v.2||Employment and Environment Law||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR2003||v.1||Promoting Mental Health and Social Inclusion||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|OCHS2002||v.1||Risk Assessment and Risk Management||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH2001||v.1||Introduction to Epidemiology||4.0||25.0|
|ENHL3002||v.1||Health Safety and Environment Professional Practice||7.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|ENHL3000||v.1||Environmental Systems Management||5.0||25.0|
|PUBH3001||v.1||Applied Research and Biostatistics||8.0||25.0|
|OCHS2003||v.1||Injury Management and Workers Compensation||3.0||25.0|
|OCHS3000||v.1||Health and Safety Technology||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|OCHS3003||v.1||Toxicology and Diseases||3.0||25.0|
|OCHS3004||v.1||Emergency Management and Incident Investigation||4.0||25.0|
|MGMT3021||v.1||Health and Safety Management||3.0||25.0|
|OCHS3002||v.1||Health and Safety Professional Practice||3.0||25.0|
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