• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Bachelor of Accident Forensics at CQUniversity Australia is a unique course designed to equip you with the skills to conduct and analyse accident investigations based on knowledge and techniques relevant to road, rail, air and industrial environments.

The course 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 course 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.

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

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

Courses include:

  • Real World Investigation
  • Health and Safety Risk Management
  • Introductory Science
  • Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
  • Socio-technical Systems
  • Introduction to Investigative Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS: 075045M

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30120 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30120 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Perth, Australia

    1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Adelaide, Australia

    1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Rockhampton, Australia

    1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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