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ANZSCO 251312 - Registered Migration Australia


An occupational health and safety adviser 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. In Australia an occupational health and safety adviser is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



Occupational Health and Safety Advisor Alternative Titles


  • Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer




  • Occupational Hygienist
  • Workplace Rehabilitation Officer


Occupational Health and Safety Advisor Occupation Lists
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Group: 2513 Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals





OH&S Advisor job description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of an occupational health and safety adviser in Australia is to develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor environmental health and occupational health and safety and related legislation to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and assist injured staff through the workers' compensation and rehabilitation process.




  • developing, implementing and reviewing environmental health management plans and occupational health and safety plans
  • preparing and implementing plans and strategies for the safe, economic and suitable disposal of commercial, industrial, medical and household wastes
  • advising on and enforcing legislation, implementing prevention programs and strategies for communicable diseases, food safety, waste water treatment and disposal systems, recreation and domestic water quality, contaminated and hazardous substances, and minimising air, sea, water and noise pollution to improve health outcomes
  • identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in the workplace
  • developing, implementing and monitoring programs minimising workplace and environmental 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 procedures
  • recording and investigating injuries and equipment damage, and reporting safety performance
  • coordinating the return of injured workers into the workplace



Skill Level

Most occupations in the occupational health and safety adviser unit group (Group 2513) 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 in Australia may be required as occupational and safety adviser.


Occupations with the Occupational Health and Safety Advisor Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same occupational and health safety group, if not specifically listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


OH&S Advisor English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for an Occupational Health and Safety Adviser in Australia is $ 91,378 for male employees and $ 78,162 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 45.5 Females: 41.9 Persons: 43.7

Source: (Group 2513) Occupational and environmental health professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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