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Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

GradDipOccHlthSfty(Curtin) - GD-OCHLSF Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online
Intake February or July
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

This course has an emphasis on practical and theoretical OHS skills with a strong mix of science and management.

You will study core discipline areas including risk management, accident prevention, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, health and safety economics, and compensation and injury management.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety once you have completed certain units.

Please note: This course is not available to international students studying in Australia. International students can only take this course externally (online) in their country of origin.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree, preferably with a health, science or management related background, from a recognised tertiary institution.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Full-time study available subject to unit availability.

You will require regular access to a computer and the Internet.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $22,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course has national accreditation from the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board and international accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK). Upon graduating, you are eligible to apply for IOSH membership and certification with the Safety Institute of Australia.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Employment prospects are excellent, with graduates often earning above average salaries. Graduates gain employment in a variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing and construction. There is also demand for graduates in corporate, government, health and academic sectors. With the stringent legislative requirements for health and safety in the workplace and the increase in resources and commodity prices expected to continue, future demand for tertiary qualified occupational health and safety professionals is expected to be high.

More information about Occupational Health and Safety

This course is only available to international students studying outside of Australia.