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Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Major


This major specifically develops skills in the quantification and assessment of occupational and environmental health and safety risks and prepares students for employment as either environmental health or health and safety professionals.

Students graduate with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in communication, teamwork, critical thinking, innovation, and cross-cultural and international awareness. They are highly sought after and can choose a range of interesting and dynamic career pathways.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HST1152Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
HST1160Occupational and Environmental Health Regulation15
SCI1193Introduction to Environmental Science15
SCP1134Foundations of Physics15
HST2116Environmental Health Professional Practice15
HST2131Public Health Microbiology15
HST2145Risk Management15
HST2184Communicable Disease Control15
HST2220Health Promotion Planning and Administration15
HST2258Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology15
HST3180Environmental Health Investigations15
HST3182Food Safety 15
HST3350Safety and Ergonomic Hazards15
HST3357Occupational Safety and Health Management15
HST3503Workplace Compensation and Injury Management15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Important notes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical Health Science situations
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Health Science problems.
  3. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  4. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Environmental Health Officers, Occupational Health and Safety professionals.

Possible future job titles

Environmental Health Officers, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Officer, Health Inspector, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Safety and Health

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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