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Accident Forensics

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year 28,620 AUD
  • Duration 3 years
  • Program type Bachelor's
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date March, July, November

Program Overview

What Central Queensland University says about their program:
"The Bachelor of Accident Forensics is a unique course designed to equip you with the skills to conduct and analyse accident investigations based on knowledge and techniques relevant to road, rail, air and industrial environments.


The course has been developed in consultation with Australia's leading accident investigation professionals and organisations, and government authorities that inform public safety strategies, allowing you to develop up-to-date industry skills.


Your education and training will focus on a variety of areas including accident phenomenology, investigation methods, forensic engineering, accident analysis and occupational health and safety. In addition you will develop skills to prevent the recurrence of accidents.


The unique course allows you to carry out practical investigation exercises in a new, state-of-the-art crash laboratory at CQUniversity Bundaberg. You will also benefit from taking part in work placement with practising accident investigators, ensuring you graduate work ready."

Admissions requirements

Entry requirements are a guideline of the recommended academic and English language proficiency that CQUniversity expects you to have. Entry requirements vary among courses.

To apply for entry to CQUniversity programs, you must satisfy academic requirements and English language requirements. This ensures that you have the skills and knowledge to do well in the course.

IELTS 6 (no score below 5.5) / TOEFL 75 (no score below 17) / PTE 54. Health courses and engineering may have a higher requirement.

Students from the US, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and Canada do not need English requirements.

If students do not meet the English criteria they can study English on campus. For every .5 of a required level missing, they will need 10 weeks of English.

Undergraduate programs

For certificates

Successful completion of Australian year 10 or equivalent.

For diplomas

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent.

For a bachelor's

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement.

If you have successfully completed a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma (or equivalent) you may gain advanced standing into your CQUniversity program.

Postgraduate programs

Completion of a bachelor's degree with the equivalent to an Australian pass grade average in the final two terms, from a recognized higher education institution.

Term 1 (March - June): deadline February 1 Term 2 (July - October): deadline June 1 Term 3 (October - February): deadline September 1

Applications may take longer to process for Latin American students. Allow six weeks before the program start date.

Fees and funding

CQUniversity are committed to making courses accessible to everyone. That's why on top of offering multiple pathways for those at different stages of life professionally and personally, they also offer a generous variety of scholarships to international students and highly competitive fees.

Scholarships are awarded to recognize strong academic performance and innovation as well as enable better access so that students can reach their full potential and build on their education aspirations. This aspect of financial support is a key feature in the University's provision of services to international students.

International Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all new international students wishing to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework at any campus at CQUniversity. If your application for the scholarship is successful, you will receive a 20 percent reduction of your tuition fees. Check if you meet the selection criteria.

International Student Scholarship – Regional

This scholarship is available to all new international students wishing to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework at one of CQUniversity’s regional campuses. If your application for the scholarship is successful, you will receive a 20 percent reduction of your tuition fees. Check if you meet the selection criteria.

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Visa requirements for Central Queensland University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Australia, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Australia student visa requirements