Griffith University

Graduate Certificate in Safety Leadership

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Understand the systems that govern safety.Learn the skills necessary to enact a new kind of safety leadership that puts a focus on the practical expertise needed to get the job done. This graduate certificate will help you advance from the simple, linear cause-effect thinking that has typically characterised safety work in Australia and help you to challenge pre-occupations with process and compliance. You will learn about resilience, complexity science and holism and be taken on an exciting journey into a new era of safety. You will study a range of theories that focus on why accidents happen and how they can be prevented, including normal accidents theory, human reliability theory, as well as structural and interpretational perspectives to risk and safety. With this knowledge, you will be capable of critiquing safety practices and comparing and contrasting the strengths and weaknesses of accident models, ensuring your analysis and critical thinking can help improve safety systems in your own workplace. By looking beyond the narrow understandings of safety that still exist at many organisations and institutions, you will understand how to address safety using safety management systems and the processes and procedures that have proven roles in achieving high safety standards. Importantly, you'll view people as a solution to safety issues, not the problem, putting empathy at the centre of your plans to create a safe workplace. Industry and expert connectionsThis program is for people who have worked in safety at various levels. Whether you are new to the field or are experienced, this degree will help you critically examine your own approach to safety and how it can be approved. You'll learn from experienced academics alongside graduates and working professionals in a collaborative working environment that includes interactive lectures and seminars and group work, so you can make important industry connections. Graduate outcomesYou will find career opportunities in system safety, process safety and occupational health and safety roles at manager and director levels, particularly in industries such as energy, construction, healthcare, aviation, mining, manufacturing, transport and human services. Exciting career paths are available in corporations, government and consulting firms. You will also be eligible for entry into the Master of Arts and further postgraduate study. FlexibilityStudy anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.Pursue further study The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Subjects

  • Critical Safety Theory
  • Foundations of Safety Science
  • Introduction to System Safety
  • Principles of Research
  • Research Methods
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Understanding Human Error and Just Culture

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higherRelevant work experience

Recognition

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $11,500 No
  • Part-time : 1 year

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