OHS qualifications care are available at vocational and tertiary education level. For other non-OHS subject areas, click here :
… are available at TAFE organisation and private registered training organisations. They include Certificate IV in OHS, Diploma in OHS and Advanced Diploma.
Results for these qualifications are established by nationally endorsed skills but the training provider is responsible for structuring the learning program, the learning materials and the delivery of the learning. The training providers are audited by the state training authority against standards set by the Australian Quality Training Framework which covered administrative and quality processes.
Tertiary education qualifications
… can be taken at universities and include bachelor degree, grad certificate, graduate diploma, master by course work or by research and doctor or philosophy or professional doctorates. Such programs are developed according to each university’s internal procedures. The home facility for OHS programs varies with different universities and includes faculties of science, engineering and health.
Occupational Health & Safety courses at postgrad certificate & diploma, undergrad bachelor degree level offered at universities in Australia are listed below.
- What does an OHS professional do ?
- Where may I study for good OHS qualification or Safety Science ?
- What can I do with a degree in Safety Science ?
- Australian workplace safety legislation stipulates employers with more than 100 employees are required to employ an OHS officer to oversee and maintain compliance of OHS policies determined by WorkCover Department.
- Safety Science studies refers to OHS: Occupational Health and Safety, WorkPlace safety, Risk Management & Hazard prevention
- An OHS officer’s duty is to assess safety at work places, and then recommend, implement and enforce safety policies to ensure good and safe working place. OHS legislation is designed to hold employers and employees accountable to maintaining a safe workplace for everyone by ensuring safety procedures and policies are maintained, complied and reported. A Bachelor, Master university degree, Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides relevant qualifications leading to employment opportunities in the OHS and Work Place safety field.
- TAFE institutes ( not listed here) also offer OHS courses and certifications at various levels
OH & S & Safety Science degree courses are listed below :
New South Wales: NSW
- School of Risk and Safety Sciences : UNSW
- Bachelor, Master or Graduate Certificate – Occupational Health and Safety courses at University of Wollongong
- Occupational Health and Safety and Occupational Therapy at Newcastle Uni
Victoria : VIC
- OHS related courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology : RMIT
- Monash University : Graduate Diploma, Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health
- Occupational Health & Safety Courses at Swinburne Univ
- Monash Uni : Master of Occupational and Environmental Health
Western Australia : WA
- BSc – Health, Safety& Environment Health at Curtin University
- Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety at ECU
- Master of Occupational Health and Safety at ECU
- Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety Science at University of Queensland
- Grad Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety QUT: Queensland Univ of Technology
- Occupational Health & Safety, distance learning available at Central Queensland University
South Australia: SA
- Postgrad Occupational Health & Safety Management courses at Uni of Adelaide
- OHS bachelor, master degree, grad diploma, certificate at Uni of South Australia
Typical job activities
- promote ergonomic practice at workplaces such as ergonomic office furniture, equipment and work activities
- prepare and implement plans and strategies for safe, economic and appropriate disposal of commercial, industrial, medical and household wastes
- identify hazards and assess and control risks at workplace
- develop, implement and monitor programs minimising workplace and environmental pollution involving chemical and physical hazards
- provide advice and enforce legislation, implementing prevention programs and strategies for communicable diseases, food safety, waste water treatment and disposal systems, recreation and domestic water quality, contaminated and hazardous substances
- develop, implement and review environmental health management plans and OHS policies
- inspect and audit workplaces, processes, plant, and chemical and physical hazards for legislative compliance
- train employees in personal protective equipment and safe working procedures
- record and investigate injuries and equipment damage, and reporting safety performance
- coordinate rejoining of injured workers into the workplace
- More info available at : Safety Institute Australia