Graduate Certificate in Organisational Safety and Human Factors
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Learn to manage workplace safety by critically analysing, generating, and communicating practical solutions to safety issues.
You will study law and corporate social responsibility; human factors; leadership; change and risk management, and the systematic management of workplace hazards.
The knowledge you gain can be applied to many industries, including aviation, transportation, healthcare, mining and defence. You can play a critical role in workplace safety and productivity.
Please note that this qualification is offered online only. It is not available to international students studying in Australia under a student visa. International students may study online from their home country.
Employment opportunities for Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals are expected to grow strongly in Australia between now and 20201.
Developed by academic and industry leaders – experts in their chosen professions – the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Safety and Human Factors blends academic theory with industry relevance.
As it is delivered entirely online, this certificate is ideal for full-time and part-time students, or for full-time workers.
UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide. These extensive industry connections give us a truly competitive edge – our students get real-world skills and contacts.
We emphasise hands-on training and knowledge. As part of this graduate certificate you will draw on international research expertise and a series of applied projects to make your studies applicable to the real world.
Employment opportunities for Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals are expected to grow strongly in Australia between now and 20201. The skills you will learn in this qualification are broad and they can be applied to almost any industry.
Careers to consider:
1Australian Government Job Outlook
You will learn to manage workplace safety by critically analysing, generating, and communicating practical solutions to safety issues.
You will study:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Work Health & Safety Law and Corporate Social Responsibility||BUSS 5203||4.5|
|Safety Management Systems||BEHL 5051||4.5|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Foundations and Applications of Human Factors||BEHL 5050||4.5|
|General Risk and Workplace Management||BUSS 5212||4.5|
We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.
City East boasts impressive facilities such as purpose-built facilities, health clinics and a fitness centre, open to students and the public. It’s right in the heart of the CBD and adjacent to bustling Rundle Street, with some of Adelaide’s best dining and shopping experiences. Explore City East >
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.
This program provides a pathway into the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Safety Management.