Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Champion safety in any work environment with this course that includes study in the areas of environmental assessment and modelling, auditing, environmental and safety law, epidemiology and research methods.
 

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Overview

Level of study: What does Postgraduate mean?

Postgraduate

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8 units

How to enrol

  1. This is a restricted course. Enrolment is only available to students who have been accepted into this course.
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This postgraduate course in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management (OHSEM) offers a qualification that provides a sound business and technical basis to support the implementation of hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures, and to monitor their effectiveness. This course includes study in the areas of envionmental assessment and modelling, auditing, environmental and safety law, epidemiology and research methods. The capstone unit for the Masters is a work-related research project.

While focusing on safety and environmental responsibility, the OHSEM courses address generic managerial skills and issues applicable across the spectrum of business administration.
The increasing professionalisation of OHSE and the recent introduction of national legislation have created growing demand for this new specialisation. Graduates of this course will have enhanced employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
 

Career Outcomes

OHSE professional practitioners are in demand because of the increasing focus on the management of occupational health, safety and environmental processes in accordance with the law and regulatory requirements. Graduates of this course are likely to have increased opportunities across a wide range of professions and industries.

Eligibility

Academic:

Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or a Graduate Certificate in OHSEM or an equivalent course.

Professional Experience:

Applicants without a degree who have appropriate professional work experience may be considered for entry at the Graduate Certificate in OHSEM.

International:

IELTS minimum score of 6.5

How to Apply

This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by ACU before they can enrol in units through OUA.

Applications for the postgraduate courses in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.

Please complete the application form below.

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    • Select to apply for one or more courses listed on the application form, taking note of the eligibility criteria for each course. If you want to apply for a (restricted) course with a different university, you'll need to submit a separate application from the relevant course page.

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      Completing this application should take 15 to 20 minutes.

    • Need help completing your application? Contact us:

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      Your application will be assessed within 2-4 weeks, and if further information is required, we will contact you. Once your application has been assessed, we will be in touch via email to notify you of the outcome. At the latest this will be one week after the closing date for applications.

      If, after submitting your application, you wish to change your preferences or submit an additional document, please email apply@open.edu.au. Include your full name as it appeared on the application.

  2. Prepare supporting documents

    • Check that you have all the required documents, according to individual course requirements and your personal circumstances, specifically:

      1. Your curriculum vitae - required for entry into postgraduate courses only.
      2. Certified copies of academic transcripts - required in most cases but check course eligibility rules.
      3. A letter of recommendation from your employer on company letterhead - recommended for entry using work experience.
      4. Certified legal documentation - if you have changed your name e.g. a marriage certificate, deed poll name change certificate.
      5. Certified legal documentation - if you need to correct an error in your date of birth e.g. a birth certificate.
      6. English language test results - if your courses were not predominantly in English e.g. IELTS or equivalent test results.
      7. Official translations of any documents not in English.

      A "certified" copy is a copy bearing the recognised mark of a Justice of the Peace, Commission of Oaths or declarations, Public Notary or a Solicitor.

    • Create an electronic copy of your attachments:

      For each certified document, scan and save it on your computer. Save your curriculum vitae to your computer, then get ready to upload all documents in the form.

    • Do not send original documents as they will not be returned.

Then submit your application in one of two ways:

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Alternatively, you can download, print and email/fax your application:

ACU_Postgraduate_Application_Form (PDF, 176 KB)

PDF applications should be emailed to: apply@open.edu.au or faxed to: +61 3 8628 2989.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management students must complete eight units.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit

RPL or Credit may be granted according to ACU policies and applicants are advised to contact the Course Administrator.

Recommended Study Pattern

All Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management students are advised to start the course with the introductory unit OHS601 Principles of OHSE Management.

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