Occupational Health and Safety

Queensland University of Technology

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
31100 AUD/year
9600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety offered at Queensland University of Technology focuses on developing occupational health and safety professionals who are able to apply current knowledge and analytical methods to the management and improvement of occupational health and safety in an organisation.


Why choose this course from Queensland University of Technology  ?

The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety offered at Queensland University of Technology explores a number of areas of fundamental importance to OHS practice to ensure graduates are prepared to work across a range of industries and have the advanced knowledge and skills suitable for leadership positions.

Students may have the opportunity to complete up to 240 hours of placement during this course. This placement is not compulsory but does provide a valuable opportunity for career development and networking. You may also access QUT's career mentoring program which connects you with external industry professionals who are able to offer advice and coaching to support your career goals.

Leading industry professionals are contributors to the development and ongoing sustainment of our programs. They provide insight into emerging trends and are regular guest lecturers and presenters in many of the occupational health and safety subject areas.

Career outcomes

Occupational Health and Safety graduates take responsibility for leading and facilitating organisations to attain healthy and safe working conditions, safe systems of work and to comply with work health and safety legislation.

OHS graduates are employed throughout industry, however the majority of OHS positions are in construction, mining, manufacturing, transport and human services. OHS professionals work in corporations, government and consulting firms. Entry level professionals will generally spend considerable amounts of time at workplaces interacting with workers and frontline management. This course provides a pathway towards mid to senior level employment in diverse organisational contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Risk Assessment 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management 
  • Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene 
  • Occupational Health 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law and Policy 
  • Health, Safety and Environment Leadership and Management 
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS- 061160A

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in any discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31100 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9600 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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