• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The Accident Forensics program at CQUniversity Australia has been developed in consultation with Australia's leading accident investigation professionals and organisations, and government authorities that inform public safety strategies, allowing you to develop up-to-date industry skills.

Your education and training will focus on a variety of areas including accident phenomenology, investigation methods, forensic engineering, accident analysis and occupational health and safety. In addition you will develop skills to prevent the recurrence of accidents.

The unique program allows you to carry out practical investigation exercises in a new, state-of-the-art crash laboratory at CQUniversity Bundaberg. You will also benefit from taking part in work placement with practising accident investigators, ensuring you graduate work ready.

Why study at CQUniversity

Our Health courses and units have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally.

Broad range of options

Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health courses and units give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way

A number of our health courses and units allow you to choose between on-campus or distance education, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of distance education and is able to offer a number courses and units in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant

Our courses and units are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning

CQUniversity's health courses and units feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some courses this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete unit undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities 

Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

Career opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Accident Forensics prepares you to pursue management and consultancy roles within safety and accident investigation teams. You will also be qualified to practise in accident forensics and work inrelated occupational health and safety roles.

Employment opportunities exist in many industries such as:

  • primary
  • rural
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • services
  • transport
  • aviation
  • employer associations
  • the defence force
  • health and government departments
  • the police force.

Accreditation

  • Upon completion of the Bachelor of Accident Forensics it is expected that graduates will meet the education requirements for professional membership with the Safety Institute of Australia. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

    You are required to complete the following compulsory units:
      » Real World Investigation
        » Health and Safety Risk Management
          » Introductory Science
            » Introductory Occupational Health and Safety» Socio-technical Systems
              » Introduction to Investigative Methods
                » Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
                  » OHS Fundamentals
                    » Investigative Methods Practice
                      » Accident Phenomenology
                        » Safety Science
                          » Human Factors
                            » Victim Pathology
                              » Investigation Domain Contexts
                                » Forensic Engineering
                                  » Introduction to Forensic Science
                                    » Accident Analysis
                                      » Advanced Occupational Health
                                        » Safety Systems

                                        English Language Requirements

                                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                        • Minimum required score:

                                          75

                                          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                        • Minimum required score:

                                          6

                                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                        • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                                          169

                                          C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                                          Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                                        Academic Requirements

                                        • To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course.
                                        • Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International Applies to you

                                          29677 AUD/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 89031 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
                                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                        Living costs for Rockhampton

                                        • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
                                          Living Costs

                                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                        Funding

                                        At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. 

                                        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                        The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                        Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.