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Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety

CQUniversity Australia
Program overview
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
15,060 AUD
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15,060 AUD
Inquire for more information

15,060 AUD
Inquire for more information

15,060 AUD
Inquire for more information
CQUniversity Australia

About this program

Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety

This course is a professional degree based on the study of occupational health and safety. It will present you with the opportunity to undertake a plan and apply your discipline of study to specifically designated career path options. It has been designed to prepare professionals in occupational health and safety with specifically applied knowledge, attitudes, skills and initiatives in the safety science areas of:

  • occupational health;
  • occupational hygiene
  • ergonomics and human factors;
  • accident investigation; and
  • occupational health and safety management.

In addition, you have the option to select from a wide array of electives to suit personal needs and interests.

Units are designed to drive you through project-based authentic industry-relevant assessment tasks. Throughout this course you are provided opportunities to practically apply your learning, including participation in supervised worksite visits with practical opportunities to apply your learning to given situations. In addition, you will perform 120 hours of work practicum as a capstone project. This presents you with valuable learning and application opportunities before the completion of your studies.

The purpose of this course is to produce graduates who are confident and competent health and safety professionals ready to be employed as workplace leaders in health and safety decision making and management. Graduates will be able to facilitate, educate, problem solve and promote health and safety at workplaces and in the community.

AQF Level: Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Admission requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:

  • an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 6 across all bands and overall; OR
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.

Assumed knowledge:

Domestic - While there are no course pre-requisites, Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended. Students without Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended to undertake one of the following access courses:

  • Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS)
  • Tertiary Entry Program (TEP)

Entry scores:

  • Rank Threshold: OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9
  • Rank Cut-Off: OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

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Program content

Compulsory units:

Year 1 - Term 1

  • Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Risk Management
  • Introductory Science
  • Real World Investigation

Year 1 - Term 2

  • Socio-technical Systems
  • Introduction to Investigative Methods
  • Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
  • OHS Fundamentals

Year 2 - Term 1

  • Safety Science
  • Foundations of Health
  • Accident Phenomenology

Year 2 - Term 2

  • Human Factors
  • Occupational Health and Safety Practice
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law

Year 3 - Term 1

  • Future Paradigms in OHS A
  • Advanced Occupational Health
  • Safety Systems

Year 3 - Term 2

  • Future Paradigms in OHS B
  • Prevention Through Design
  • Resilient Organisations


  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Factors
  • Liberal Studies
  • Public Health
  • Safety Science

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.


This program costs 15 060 AUD per term.


Interim and exit awards:

CG48 - Associate Degree in Occupational Health and Safety



Core learning outcomes:

  1. Critique and apply OHS, safety science and systems thinking knowledge, evidence, processes, skills, principles and concepts across diverse contexts.
  2. Work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to effectively address health and safety issues across diverse contexts.
  3. Communicate effectively and professionally within a community of practice, workplaces and other public spaces.
  4. Analyse the implications of political, economic, social, cultural and technical trends for OHS practice.
  5. Reflect realistically on their own practice and be able to effectively and sensitively implement change.

Career paths

The Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety is your gateway into many professions within the workplace health and safety industry. On completion you will be qualified to work in areas such as:

  • ergonomics
  • industrial safety
  • occupational hygiene
  • risk management.

Employment opportunities may also exist within:

  • primary industry
  • rural safety
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • services industry
  • employer associations
  • the defence force
  • health industry
  • government authorities.

About this institute

CQUniversity Australia

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Contact info

CQUniversity Australia

554-700 Yaamba Road
4701 Norman Gardens QLD


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