Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Course information for - 2021 entry

Offered at 1 locations

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



The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental (OHSE) Management provides students with advanced technical competencies in OHSE theory and practice. The course comprises eight units that will prepare you for a professional-level position in OHSE. The Graduate Diploma in OHSEM is a pathway program to the Master of OHSEM, and is an accredited course that provides students with the educational requirements to seek certification as an OHS Professional. The Graduate Diploma is available as an exit award from the Master of OHSEM.

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 2021 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.


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