Applications now open for Graduate Certificate in Transport Safety Investigation

ATSB investigators

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and RMIT University recently established a strategic partnership to teach how to manage and lead accident investigations of aviation, rail and marine vehicles. Applications for the November intake of the Graduate Certificate in Transport Safety Investigation are now open.  

The ATSB and RMIT collaboration ensures the course is industry-relevant and work-integrated, and is a great career development opportunity for professionals to gain skills in transport safety investigation. RMIT has extensive expertise in multi-modal transport safety systems and experience in industry-focused education. The ATSB provides advice on the development of the program structure and the course material, and a significant number of topics are delivered by ATSB subject matter experts with in-depth industry experience.

“The Graduate Certificate Transport Safety Investigation imparted expert knowledge from both the ATSB and RMIT that enabled me to adopt improved practices into my companies own investigation program,” a recent graduate of the course John Schembri said. “This in turn provided valuable tools to our investigation procedures, as well adding to the credibility of the investigation program.“

The Graduate Certificate in Transport Safety Investigation consists of four courses (or units of study) which run in intensive blocks, which means you can fit them around your professional obligations.

The courses covered are:

  • Investigation Readiness: intensive offered 23 – 27 November 2020
  • Human Factors for Investigators: intensive offered 30 November – 4 December 2020
  • Accident Investigation Fundamentals: intensive offered 15 – 19 February 2021
  • Analysis and Analytical Writing Techniques: intensive offered 22 – 26 February 2021

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions in Victoria, the first two courses in this program (i.e., OENG1200 and OENG1201) will be delivered online in a virtual classroom. The corresponding delivery dates for these courses will remain unchanged, with further updates to be posted on the program’s webpage, and timely communicated to students, conditioned to the evolution of the current COVID-19 situation for the remaining two courses in early 2021.

If you are interested in improving your transport safety investigation skills within your work and are looking for industry-relevant training, you can find out more on the RMIT website, including how to apply directly for the 2020 November intake. 

Last update 18 September 2020