Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is a professional introductory degree for students holding a recognised undergraduate degree, or equivalent; or a Certificate IV in OH&S plus relevant work experience.

For students wishing to study further, this graduate certificate provides a pathway to the graduate diploma and Master of Occupational Health and Safety. All subjects successfully completed are credited towards the next degree.
 
This degree has a flexible delivery mode combining online course content with three to five of on campus block-teaching sessions focused on the exploration and application of the subject material. The on campus component utilises a range of campus resources, including UOW’s well-resourced OH&S laboratory.

Fee subsidised places available

UOW is offering Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for all of our postgraduate coursework degrees in 2024. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. LEARN MORE

Course information

Study area

Work Health and Safety

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

3045

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Flexible

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree, or equivalent; or a Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety plus relevant work experience.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate will count as credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.


On the successful completion of the Graduate Diploma your subjects can be credited towards the Master of Occupational Health and Safety.


If you have completed postgraduate subjects in a similar degree at another institution, please provide evidence of the subjects and your results and consideration will be given for credit towards the UOW degree.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

Flexible

$12,624 (2025)

$12,624 (2025)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

This program is not available to international applicants.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate will count as credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.


On the successful completion of the Graduate Diploma your subjects can be credited towards the Master of Occupational Health and Safety.


If you have completed postgraduate subjects in a similar degree at another institution, please provide evidence of the subjects and your results and consideration will be given for credit towards the UOW degree.

FEES

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. The fees outlined in your Letter of Offer of Admission to the University are correct at the point of offer, but are indicative and subject to change without notice. The indicative total course tuition fee is an estimate, based on normal course length and progression and current course fees.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2023.

Applicant background

2023 intake

2023 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

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-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

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-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

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-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2023

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2025 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 24 - 27 February 2025
Session: 03 March - 27 June 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2024*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Graduate Certificate is not eligible for professional accreditation because of the limited scope of study. If, however, a student applies for admission to the Graduate Diploma on successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, all subjects can be used as academic credit.

Why choose this course

UOW is home to Work Health and Safety scholars who are leaders in their field. The strong pedagogical basis of the course is informed by a team of experienced teaching staff from a range of professional backgrounds, including allied heath, engineering, occupational hygiene and risk management. The multidisciplinary approach to learning and teaching at UOW enables valuable interdisciplinary experience with Public Health and Social Sciences students, and academic input from engineering, medicine, various allied health professionals, law and business.

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