Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

128911 v.2 Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics


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


This course provides a basic understanding of the human interaction with tools, machines, tasks, jobs, environments and technological systems. It develops knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to evaluate and improve the physical and mental matching of technology and humans in simple situations. Students develop professional skills such as familiarity with common evaluation tools and the evaluation of literature evidence.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and a good academic record together with a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Places are restricted and selection will be made on the basis of academic record, experience, demonstrated commitment to the area and referee reports.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication. Essential learning strategies demand that all students disrobe appropriately, have the ability to participate fullyand are willing to act as subjects for their peer group. Some practical classes require students to wear minimal clothing (underwear or bathers).

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. Not all units are available every semester.

Professional Recognition

Graduates meet the competency standards of the Ergonomics Society of Australia.

Additional Course Expenses

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

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13142 v.2   Introduction to Ergonomics 555 5.0 25.0
5698 v.5   Organisational Behaviour 550 3.0 25.0
6938 v.3   Cognitive Ergonomics 503 5.0 25.0
6939 v.2   Physical Ergonomics 553 5.0 25.0


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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