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These days no modern workplace can really afford to be
without a work health and safety policy
So, you'd like to work in the occupational health and safety area…
Occupational health and safety is a widespread field that can be
found in most organisations across most industry areas. Work health
and safety professionals develop risk management strategies by
identifying workplace hazards, assessing risks and recommending
solutions. They are also responsible for many environmental aspects of
Personal qualities and attributes that would make you a good fit for
this line of work include tact and diplomacy, good communication and
interpersonal skills and the ability to think laterally.
careers such as Work Health and Safety Manager or Senior Work
Health and Safety Officer, you'll need TAFE's Diploma
of Work Health and Safety, which is now available through TAFE NSW
Online. This qualification is suitable for roles that involve the
coordination and maintenance of the work health and safety program in
an organisation. The entry requirements for this course are
satisfactory completion of all core units of TAFE NSW's Certificate
IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies. You may
also enrol for the Diploma if you have extensive vocational experience
in work health and safety roles.
Completion of the Diploma in Work Health and Safety will give you a
substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety
of work health and safety contexts. You will qualify for a variety of
roles across different organisations and industry areas. You will also
be eligible to enrol for the Advanced
Diploma of Work Health and Safety.
These days no modern workplace can really afford to be without a work
health and safety policy, which means qualified people to monitor,
coordinate, maintain and implement the relevant policies and
procedures will always be in demand.