GC165 - Graduate Certificate in Transport Safety Investigation

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Plan: GC165 - Graduate Certificate in Transport Safety Investigation
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

A number of teaching and learning approaches are used within this program to develop your capabilities. The approaches used in each course will be appropriate to the core curriculum areas and capability dimensions which are designed to assist you in developing skills as an independent and lifelong learner. The program will achieve these learning and professional outcomes through the consistent and extensive use of updated courseware that has been designed with students’ needs as its central plank. The major styles of teaching and learning you will experience throughout your program will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Classroom teaching and/or online Canvas Conference sessions: These sessions utilise a range of teaching and learning techniques including lectures, guest lectures by practitioners, class presentations, group discussion and student-led discussion. This style of learning is designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum content and skills. It is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions and seek feedback as well as contribute to class discussion with your peers. Classes may be offered in intensive mode over weekends or in week-long blocks. You are expected to be responsible for the completion of all out of class learning activities which may require extra reading of both library and online materials.

  • Problem-based learning: You may be in a small group or team, or work individually to apply knowledge to solve problems and examine case studies. This technique is designed to simulate the experiences you will encounter working as an accident investigator in a simulated environment.

  • Assignments and projects: These may be either research or problem based, and may be undertaken in teams or individually. They will provide you with experience at undertaking research and reasoning, to implement industry practices/procedures, to write effectively and to present your findings and advice to a range of audiences; and may also require you to provide oral presentations. Assignments and projects are also designed to provide a way to receive feedback on your skills development and be able to utilise this feedback to improve your skills and further develop your capabilities in the relevant area.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and may include class tests, essays, reports, oral presentations, group projects, research projects, practical assignments or final exams.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. For more information on assessments, go to: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be doing specific courses that focus on work integrated learning (WIL) experiences in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. This includes the following activities:

  • Opportunitites to identify and articulate personal motivations, skills, interests and values as they affect their career choice,
  • Industry presentations and panels,
  • Simulations and role plays using industry case studies and processes.


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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

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Year One

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Investigation Readiness 12 OENG1201 City Campus
Accident Investigation Fundamentals 12 OENG1202 City Campus
Investigation Analysis and Analytical Writing Techniques 12 OENG1199 City Campus
Human Factors for Investigators 12 OENG1200 City Campus

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