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Associate Degree in Occupational Health and Safety
CQUniversity - Brisbane

Course outline

This course is designed to prepare students for occupational health and safety roles at paraprofessional level. The course equips students with knowledge and skills in ergonomics, science and occupational health and safety management and is constantly updated in consultation with industry, ensuring students graduate with up-to-date skills and are work ready. For more course information, visit Associate Degree in Occupational Health and Safety.


Students studying full-time on campus may need to complete some units online. Depending on units selected, students may be required to attend on-campus residential schools, which may involve interstate travel. Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton and Brisbane: Students are able to attend on-campus lectures for the two years of the course in many core subjects. Mackay: Students can attend on-campus lectures for the first year of the course in core AF & OHS subjects. Some second year subjects may also be available internally.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
General Mathematics; a science subject
OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Career opportunities

Ergonomics, industrial safety officer, occupational hygienist and risk management in areas such as primary industry, rural safety, manufacturing, mining, services industry, employer associations, defence force, health industry and government authorities.


On completion of appropriate years of service, graduates may be eligible to apply for membership as chartered professionals with the Safety Institute of Australia.

Course Code
Start Date
Mar 2021
Jul 2021
Offer rounds
CSP/$7944 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

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