Workplace Health and Safety Officer Courses

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What does a Work Health and Safety Officer do?

Work Health and Safety Officers (also known as WHSOs) identify workplace hazards and safety issues. They assess the level of risk to the organisation then recommend suitable control measures to eliminate (or minimise) the impact of the hazard. WHSO’s assist the HSE Manager meet the company’s WHS compliance responsibilities.

As a Work Health and Safety Officer you might be attending a Health and Safety Committee meeting, investigating the cause of a dangerous incident, carrying out a workplace inspection and identifying hazards, or developing a safe work procedure in accordance with Australian Safety Standards.

Workplace Health and Safety Officer Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Workplace Health and Safety Officer.

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How much do Work Health and Safety Officers earn?

In Australia, a full time Work Health and Safety Officer generally earns $1,914 per week ($99,528 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for Work Health and Safety Officers?

There are approximately 16,200 Work Health and Safety Officers employed in Australia right now, and this job has increased slightly over the past 5 years. Work Health and Safety Officers are employed by organisations in all industries and work sectors.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Work Health and Safety Officer?

Work Health and Safety Officers require the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. This course takes 6-12 months to complete. In some Australian states (e.g. Queensland) WHSOs are registered with the state WHS Regulator.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Work Health and Safety.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au