Work Health and Safety Officer

Work Health and Safety Officer

Keep the workplace safe as a Work Health and Safety (WHS) Officer.

You'll be responsible for creating, implementing and reviewing policies and programs to ensure the environmental and occupational well-being of staff.

On average, a WHS Officer earns $100,352  per annum.

Read more about a career in Work Health and Safety (WHS).

Salary range
Average salary $100,352
salary range
$88,723
$100,352
$111,981
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
14% by 2020
14%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Work Health and Safety Officer are:
NSW
NSW 28.6%
QLD
QLD 24.8%
WA
WA 20.7%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Work Health and Safety Officer are:
  • Tactful and diplomatic
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality and privacy
  • Integrity and honest
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Get qualified to work as a Human Resources Officer, WHS Officer, or Professional Assessor with these nationally recognised courses. Learn about identifying hazards, controlling risks, and integrating WHS practices into the workplace.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Receive the training you need to work as an WHS or HR Manager in a range of industries.

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