Develops, implements and evaluates risk management policies and programs, trains employees in occupational health and safety procedures, monitors and audits the workplace, and records and investigates incidents to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.
Skill Level 1
Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Workplace Rehabilitation Officer
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Environmental Health Officer
Occupational Medicine Physician
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2543-11 Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Group: 2513 Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level
of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher degree, in a
field highly relevant to the nominated occupation. In addition to this, applicants must have
undertaken at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level
in the last five years which is highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
If the degree is not in a highly relevant field, and there is an additional qualification at least
at AQF Diploma level in a highly relevant field, three years of employment at an
appropriate skill level undertaken within the last five years in the nominated occupation
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher*
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Occupational Health and Safety
Workplace Health and Safety
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
In Australia, there are currently no legal requirements for licensing or registration for
the occupation of Occupational Health and Safety Adviser.
developing, implementing and reviewing occupational health and safety plans
identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in the workplace
developing, implementing and monitoring programs minimising workplace
pollution involving chemical and physical hazards
promoting ergonomic principles within the workplace such as matching
furniture, equipment and work activities to the needs of employees
inspecting and auditing workplaces, processes, plant, and chemical and
physical hazards for legislative compliance
training employees in personal protective equipment and safe working
recording and investigating injuries and equipment damage, and reporting
coordinating the return of injured workers into the workplace
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.