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Occupational Health Nurse Courses

Occupational Health Nurses are qualified Registered Nurses (RNs) who provide nursing and safety management services in the workplace. They provide direct nursing support and care to workers, promote occupational safety and wellbeing on the jobsite, and undertake risk management and safety compliance activities.

As an Occupational Health Nurse you could be treating an injured worker at a remote jobsite, administering flu vaccinations, reviewing incident reports, collaborating with the HSE manager to update safety induction training, ordering first aid supplies, inspecting workstations and making recommendations to improve ergonomics, writing up operating procedures for eyewash stations and emergency showers, or attending a conference for work health and safety professionals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Occupational Health Nurses earn?

The average salary for registered nurses in Australia is $1,937 per week ($100,724 per annum), this includes Occupational Health Nurses. Increase your earning capacity by undertaking supporting qualifications in workplace safety and training.

What are the job opportunities for Occupational Health Nurses?

There are no clear employment figures for Occupational Health Nurses currently working in Australia. They are employed by manufacturing and industrial enterprises, especially on offshore and remote worksites. Some Occupational Health Nurses work for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF).

How do I become an Occupational Health Nurse?

To become an Occupational Health Nurse you must complete a Bachelor of Nursing and then apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Once you are a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) you should complete a post-graduate qualification in occupational safety. Good choices include the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Graduate Diploma of Work Health and Safety, or Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety).

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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