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Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management

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The Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management is a postgraduate course that aims to develop a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge relating to managing the risks associated with fatigue. The course is designed for, but not exclusive to, people currently working in the industry.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
1 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Course Code
CC78
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management is a postgraduate course that aims to develop a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge relating to managing the risks associated with fatigue. The course is designed for, but not exclusive to, people currently working in the industry. The units are run by online study and provide blended staff-guided learning including both online engagement and face-to-face interactions.

As a student in the course, you will learn about safety and accident phenomenology, human factors and fatigue risk management.

Upon completion, you may continue your learning by enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety or the Master of Safety Science (Major) to further specialise in Human Factors Engineering, Accident Forensics, Risk Engineering, Transport Safety Management or Emergency Services Safety Management. By choosing either of these options you will gain full credit for completed studies.

You will have an opportunity to complete authentic learning tasks in the state of the art, purpose-built Forensic Accident Investigation Crash Lab, the only one of its kind in Australia.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification; or
  • A completed AQF equivalent Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a minimum of three years employment experience* in a safety science related role; or
  • A minimum of five years management employment experience* in a safety science related role.

*Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification *Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.



Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

Students who would like to undertake this course but have not attended university level studies previously and do not feel confident in their academic skills may benefit from enrolling in one of the CQUniversity bridging courses such as STEPS to prepare for their studies. Students who have not studied at university previously are also recommended to enrol in GOAS "Getting Optimistic About Study" a free unit which provides additional study skills support.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

Recent developments in safety regulation mean that there are very good employment prospects for graduates of the course. Fatigue has recently been classified as an identifiable work-related hazard and organizations in certain industry sectors are now required to present a fatigue management plan under relevant legislation. Preparation of a fatigue risk management plans in aviation, rail, road and mining will require an appropriately qualified individual to assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of this plan. In addition, regulatory agencies tasked with approving fatigue risk management plans will require appropriately trained and knowledgeable professionals.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
76.8%
Overall satisfaction
82.1%
Skill scale
66.5%
Teaching scale
89.7%
Employed full-time
$100k
Average salary