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.

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41412) - TAFE Digital (RTO 90004)
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.

  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315)
  • Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50615)