Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene
Play a vital role in a high-risk workplace
Study to become an occupational hygienist in a government department, mining or manufacturing business. Understand the impact that chemical exposures and communicable diseases can have on the workplace. Discover how to handle different hazardous scenarios.
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Online & on-campus
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At the end of the program, students of the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene can:
- Reflect critically on a complex body of discipline knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate an advanced level of Occupational Hygiene professional practice or scholarship.
- Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex occupational hygiene ideas, concepts and theories in workplace situations.
- Apply communication and collaboration skills to demonstrate high-level, independent judgement in professional occupational hygiene contexts.
Occupational Hygienists work across a range of industries where occupational hazards and environmental hazards are present, including mining, government departments and manufacturing.
Possible future job titles: Occupational Hygiene Technician, Occupational Hygiene Advisor
Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of the following:
Work and Life
Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
- Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page (Band 4);
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
- Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page (Band 4).
On campus requirements
Students are required to attend a 3 day workshop for each of the 3 practical units (OHS6144, OHS6159 & OHS6162)
If you have completed units of study at University, or have relevant professional experience, you may be eligible for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (CRPL).
To assess your eligibility for credit, we first need you to apply for and accept an offer in your course of interest with us. You can then submit an Application for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning via your Student Portal.
This course enables students to develop skills as a technician in occupational hygiene, so they can identify, evaluate and control occupational or environmental hazards that could adversely affect the health of workers or communities.
Students are required to complete 120 credit points.