Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Course information for - 2022 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Study mode
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time



The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management provides you with advanced technical competencies in OHSE theory and practice. Taught by practitioner academics, the eight units will prepare you for a professional-level position in occupational health and environment (OHSE). 

This fully online course is accredited by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB) and is a pathway to the Master of OHSEM. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals.

By studying this course you’ll gain the educational requirements to seek certification as an OHS Professional and you may be eligible for free membership to the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.

The course is offered online through Open Universities Australia.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).

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AQF framework

Graduate Diploma - AQF Level 8

Exit Points

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management may exit from the course with that award.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

a. Bachelor degree in a related discipline; or

b. Bachelor degree in a different discipline and evidence of two years industry experience; or

c. Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management or a related award.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

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Further study

The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management articulates into the Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management.


Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support. 

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You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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How to apply

Domestic applicants

Open Universities Australia

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No deferment available.

Staff Profile

Dr Trajce Cvetkovski

Senior Lecturer, OHSE Discipline Leader and Course Coordinator

Dr Trajce Cvetkovski is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader of OHSE. He has practised as a barrister in Australia since 1996 and is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Prior to joining ACU, Dr Cvetkovski was an OHS/WHS prosecutor, and Principal Legal Officer for Queensland’s Office of Industrial Relations for 13 years. He specialises in OHSE compliance and work, health and safety regulation.

Dr Cvetkovski has prosecuted several complex health and safety matters ranging from heat exhaustion, bullying, and electrical safety to reckless conduct. He has expertise in assessing actual as opposed to theoretical approaches to reasonably practicable initiatives in various workplace settings.

Dr Cvetkovski has a particular interest in directors’ duties and due diligence. His current research interests include corporate behaviour and regulatory compliance. Prior to working in government, Dr Cvetkovski worked in private practice.



"I've enjoyed the course and being guided and challenged by lecturers who have a wealth of OHSE experience and knowledge across numerous industries. The lecturers and tutors have been excellent at making themselves available.

"I'm using the skills and knowledge learned through this course to develop my organisation's national safety record and reputation within its industry. Together with my team, we have substantially improved our organisation’s safety record and subsequently reduced associated costs and premiums.

"OHSE is always growing and changing. An expanding organisation, such as the one I am currently with, will continually present itself with new and exciting opportunities to match my own development. No matter where I end up, I am confident my skills, experiences and qualifications will greatly benefit those around me."

Nathan Sewel
<strong>Graduate, Master of OHSEM</strong>

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