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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent; and

(c) have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety shall follow a programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 75 credits at 300-level;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Candidates seeking graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (UK) must include courses 114.240, 251.370 and 251.372.


4. The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is awarded without an endorsement.

Student Progression

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may be awarded with distinction or merit provided that the programme of study does not extend beyond 36 months of part-time study.

Completion Requirements

6. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Qualifications will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

9. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled prior to 1 January 2022 who have successfully completed either 114.254 or 128.200 may substitute one of these for 114.240. Candidates who have successfully completed 214.312 may substitute this for 214.316. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2025.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

114.240 Organisational Behaviour 15 credits

128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, Performance, Health and Design 15 credits

214.316 Bio-Physical Effects of Noise and Vibration 15 credits

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits

251.272 Occupational Health and Safety II 15 credits

251.370 Health and Safety Auditing 15 credits

251.372 Occupational Hygiene 15 credits
P 251271 and 251272 or 114271 and 114272

251.374 Project in Occupational Health and Safety 15 credits
P 251271 and 251272 or 114271 and 114272