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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

  • 19% international / 81% domestic

Graduate Certificate of Occupational Hygiene Practice

  • Graduate Certificate

Occupational Hygienists aim to identify, manage and control occupational and environmental hazards across all industries including advising organisations and local communities about the potential health impacts as a result of exposure to hazards.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Course Code
J83
Domestic Fees
$12,600 per year / $12,600 total
International Fees
$19,800 per year / $19,800 total

About this course

Occupational Hygienists aim to identify, manage and control occupational and environmental hazards across all industries including advising organisations and local communities about the potential health impacts as a result of exposure to hazards.

This program has been developed for practitioners to acquire skills in occupational hygiene. The course will assist you develop or enhance your skills in the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational hazards that could adversely affect the health of workers.

You'll learn about occupational epidemiology, occupational toxicology and the chemical, physical and biological aspects of occupational hygiene. You will apply communication and collaboration skills to demonstrate judgement in professional occupational hygiene contexts.

This course can be used as an entry pathway into the Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology.




Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level

This course has been accredited by ECU as an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate Award.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree; or
    • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

What you will learn

  1. Apply technical and creative skills to investigate and evaluate complex occupational hygiene ideas, concepts and theories in workplace situations.
  2. Reflect critically on advanced discipline knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate a high level of Occupational Hygiene professional practice or scholarship.
  3. Apply communication and collaboration skills to demonstrate well-developed judgement in professional occupational hygiene contexts.
  1. Apply technical and creative skills to investigate and evaluate complex occupational hygiene ideas, concepts and theories in workplace situations.
  2. Reflect critically on advanced discipline knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate a high level of Occupational Hygiene professional practice or scholarship.
  3. Apply communication and collaboration skills to demonstrate well-developed judgement in professional occupational hygiene contexts.

Career pathways

Occupational Hygienists work across a range of industries where occupational and environmental hazards are present, including mining, government departments and manufacturing.

Possible future job titles

Occupational Hygiene Technician, Occupational Hygiene Advisor, Occupational Hygiene Practitioner

Similar courses to consider
  • Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene
  • Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology