GD052 - Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management

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Plan: GD052 - Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management
Award abbreviation: Grad Dip (OH&S)
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years part time
Location: Onshore, City
Owning school: Applied Sciences (135H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences
ASCED code: 061301
CRICOS code:

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Objectives of the program

 

The educational objectives of the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management are:

  • to develop and demonstrate to you risk management models that are used in workplaces, and the use of statistics in monitoring safety;
  • to inform you with principles and application of occupational health and safety law and the process of injured worker compensation and rehabilitation;
  • to develop and demonstrate to you the range of occupational hazards and their associated control measures; and
  • to develop and demonstrate the principles underpinning ergonomics and its application to the work environment.
  • to develop, familiarise and demonstrate to you the different OHS management strategies, systems and ethics that are used in the occupational environment;
  • to develop and demonstrate to you a more advanced level of occupational hazards and counter measures, together with understanding epidemiology behind exposure standards;
  • to develop and understand methods of implementing change in the workplace through a practical project.

 

 

 

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Articulation and pathways

Students are initially enrolled in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma program. On completion of the appropriate modules, students may exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.

On completion of the Graduate Diploma students may apply for entry to the Master program.

Entry into the Master program is dependent on a distinction average grade achieved in the Graduate Diploma, the availability of places, and a specific topic for research to be undertaken.

Alternatively individuals who have graduated from other tertiary institutions with a Graduate Diploma in OHS may be considered for entry if they have a distinction average and an appropriate research topic.

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements for the MAppSci (OHS) entail completion of Graduate Diploma (OHS) (or equivalent) at a distinction average, plus a clear idea of a relevant research topic.

Students must have English Language capability of one of the following:

  • IELTS-6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL- Paper Based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL- Computer Based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • REW- English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1 & 2

 

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External accreditation and industry links

The Safety Institute of Australia, the body representing OHS professionals and practitioners, recognises the Master of Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety) as meeting the educational requirements for professional membership. Graduates are able to become a member, and with three years experience can become a Chartered Professional Member (CPMSIA).

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

There are no specific extra charges associated with this award.

Out of pocket expenses include purchase of safety equipment, e.g. safety glasses and shoes and optional purchase of textbooks.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

The program is undertaken at the RMIT City campus. The library has an extensive range of relevant texts, and electronic resources. Electronic courseware is available for most courses, and extensive use is made of the RMIT web-based learning environment – Online@RMIT.

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