• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Your studies at this Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety at CQUniversity Australia will equip you with knowledge, skills and initiatives in the areas of occupational hygiene, workplace rehabilitation, ergonomics, safety and occupational health and safety management.

In addition you will have the option to select from a wide variety of electives to suit your personal needs and interests.

Your training will include decision making, problem solving and management skills that are highly desired by employers.

The course provides you with a variety of hands-on experiences, including participation in worksite visits and 120 hours of work placement, ensuring you graduate work ready.

Upon completion you will be prepared to facilitate, educate and promote health and safety in the workplace.

Study the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. You may choose to study by online study so you can gain practical experience and earn while you learn.

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

The Associate Degree of Occupational Health and Safety is your gateway to a variety of management and consultancy positions in workplace health and safety. Upon completion you will be qualified to work in roles such as:

  • Industrial Safety Officer
  • Occupational Hygienist.

You may find also find employment opportunities in the areas of ergonomics and risk management and in industries such as:

  • primary
  • rural safety
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • services
  • employer associations
  • the defence force
  • health
  • government authorities.

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
  • 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 and one minor.

» Introductory Occupational Health and Safety

» Health and Safety Risk Management

» Introductory Science

» Real World Investigation

» Socio-technical Systems

» Introduction to Investigative Methods

» Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

» OHS Fundamentals

» Safety Science

» Foundations of Health

» Accident Phenomenology

» Human Factors

» Occupational Health and Safety Practice

» Occupational Health and Safety Law

» Future Paradigms in OHS A

» Advanced Occupational Health

» Safety Systems

» Future Paradigms in OHS B

» Prevention Through Design

» Resilient Organisations

Minors

» Safety Science

» Human Factors

» Public Health

» Environmental Studies

» Liberal Studies

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

    Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12.

    CRICOS: 085324K

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      30120 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 30120 AUD per year 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

    • 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

    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.

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