Courses Handbook 2010

125511 v.3 Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This multidisciplinary course provides specialised advanced training for graduates or occupational health and safety practitioners with an emphasis on risk and safety management and occupational injury and disease prevention. It allows for a degree of additional specialisation according to individual needs and upon successful completion provides entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Course Entry Requirements/

A bachelor degree in an appropriate field from a recognised tertiary education institution with at least two years' work experience." Applicants usually require the equivalent of a bachelor degree or advanced diploma but, in certain cases, relevant workexperience may be recognised".

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication. Regular access to a computer and the internet will be required to undertake distance units.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is two semesters part-time or one semester full-time with study principally conducted on an external basis. Full-time study is available if required subject to availability of units.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
310577 v.1   Risk Management and Safety Technology 582 4.0 25.0
310578 v.1   Accident Prevention and Safety Management 581 4.0 25.0
Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credit
11516 v.5   Compensation and Injury Management 593 4.0 25.0
11519 v.4   Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety 596 4.0 25.0
310582 v.1   Health and Safety Economics and Management 582 4.0 25.0
310585 v.1   Ergonomics 594 4.0 25.0
5746 v.11   Law (OHS and Human Resources) 563 3.0 25.0
#      An alternative unit may be selected with the approval of the Course Coordinator


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2010 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.

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