12 months
31100 AUD/year
8100 AUD/year
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The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety offered at the 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 the 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.

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.


This course is accredited with the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.

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 

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    31100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31100 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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Occupational Health and Safety
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