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Curtin University

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Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Graduate Diploma

Develop theoretical occupational health and safety skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
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Online, In person

About this course

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

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What you will learn

  • apply and integrate the knowledge and principles of occupational health and safety and practical skills required for the prevention of injury and occupational disease in the workplace environment
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
  • develop information literacy skills with access, evaluation and synthesis of relevant information and evidence from a range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
  • communicate effectively and function as part of a team and in collaboration with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
  • use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
  • facilitate, educate and promote health and safety in the workplace in relation to individuals, families, the community and environment
  • recognise the global nature of OHS issues and be familiar with appropriate international standards
  • demonstrate an understanding of how culture can influence OHS issues
  • develop appropriate skills and knowledge to provide leadership for the improvement of OHS in the workplace

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