GC-OCHLSF v.2 Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This multidisciplinary course provides specialised advanced training for graduates or occupational health and safety practitioners with an emphasis on risk and safety management, accident prevention and safety technology. It allows for a degree of additional specialisation according to individual needs and upon completion provides entry into the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
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 Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor degree, preferably with a health, science or management related background, from a recognised tertiary institution.
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 some Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the GD-OCHLSF Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and the MC-OCHLSF Master of Occupational Health and Safety.
Graduate Certificates contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.
This course consists of two core units and two optional units. The core units, which should be undertaken first, teach fundamental occupational health and safety concepts, including risk management, accident prevention and occupational health and safety legislation. Students select two optional units that can reflect their interests and future career needs.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply and integrate the knowledge and principles of occupational health and safety and practical skills required for the prevention of injury and occupational disease in the workplace environment
2. apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
4. communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals.
5. use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
6. demonstrate ability for self-directed and lifelong learning through the pursuit of professional development opportunities in occupational health and safety
7. recognise and apply international standards and perspectives within OHS
8. demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity including the impact of cultural and social factors of OHS practices
9. demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one semester full-time study or equivalent part-time study and conducted on a fully online basis.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||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.
Course Organisation Note
Although fully online, assessments for some units may require sitting a final exam at a nominated venue approved by the University.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|OCHS5004||v.1||Accident Prevention and Safety Management||5.0||25.0|
|OCHS5003||v.1||Risk Management and Safety Technology||5.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|OCHS5000||v.1||Compensation and Injury Management||5.0||25.0|
|OCHS5002||v.1||Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety||5.0||25.0|
|OCHS5005||v.1||Health and Safety Economics and Management||5.0||25.0|
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