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This Major has been Provisionally Accredited by: Environmental Health Australia (EHA).
As this new Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety major is considered a new course under EHA accreditation policies, further assessment can be undertaken when the course produces its first graduates, and until such time, provisional accreditation allows graduates to be appointed as an authorised person’ under relevant legislation.
This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in the following course:
Students can apply for membership with Environmental Health Australia.
Students are encouraged to apply for EHA membership whilst undertaking their studies (no fee for student members), and are eligible to apply for Graduate membership upon successful completion of this degree.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|HST1152||Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety||15|
|SCC1123||Chemistry for the Life Sciences||15|
|HST1160||Occupational and Environmental Health Regulation||15|
|SCI1193||Introduction to Environmental Science||15|
|SCP1134||Foundations of Physics||15|
|HST2116||Environmental Health Professional Practice||15|
|HST2131||Public Health Microbiology||15|
|HST2184||Communicable Disease Control||15|
|HST2220||Health Promotion Planning and Administration||15|
|HST2258||Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology||15|
|HST3180||Environmental Health Investigations||15|
|HST3350||Safety and Ergonomic Hazards||15|
|HST3357||Occupational Safety and Health Management||15|
|HST3503||Workplace Compensation and Injury Management||15|
The majority of units in this major can be studied either on-campus or online, with some units only available for online enrolment. Compulsory attendance requirements HST2258: All students will be required to participate in compulsory on-campus laboratory practicals. HST2116: Students will be required to complete 140 hours of industry placement with a local or state government environmental health service. Refer to unit details for specific delivery information for each unit.
All students will complete the Environmental Health Professional Practice unit, HST2116, which includes 140 hours of industry placement with a local or state government environmental health service. Students will attend a mix of metropolitan and regional placements where possible. Work Integrated Learning is a core requirement of course accreditation and has been designed to cover specified competencies, and must be certified by a qualified Environmental Health practitioner acting as the placement supervisor. Specified competencies are wide ranging, but include environmental health inspections and complaint investigation under relevant legislation, and a range of scientific sampling practices. The unit coordinator assists students to obtain placements by negotiating placements in local and state government health departments.
Students negotiate their placement to fit in with their availability, usually 1 day per week in a Metro location and a block in mid semester breaks in country placements.
All students have to complete a risk assessment and undergo an induction.
The students are issued a WIL handbook that contains an induction and they are expected to conform to the placement providers’ internal induction and work related policies.
Environmental Health Officers, Occupational Health and Safety professionals.
Environmental Health Officers, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Officer, Health Inspector, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Safety and Health