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Health, Safety and Environment

Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) - BSc(Curtin) - 311344

Health Sciences

* Applicants please note: The Environmental Health major is no longer offered. If you wish to be accredited as an environmental health officer, you will need to work towards completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Environmental Health, which is accredited in WA. National accreditation will be sought in 2013.

The Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) is designed to prepare you for working in the rapidly expanding area of health, safety and environment, and provides you with an opportunity to specialise in workplace health and safety. The course has a strong science base to help you develop necessary professional skills in:

  • critical thinking
  • information literacy
  • competency with technology.

What the course involves:

This course will provide opportunities to interact with health and safety practitioners and undertake problem solving exercises in real workplace environments.

Your first year is inter-professional and will introduce you to:

  • the foundations of health and safety
  • public health
  • indigenous health
  • chemistry
  • human biology
  • professional communication
  • physics

In your second and third years, you'll undertake specialised units including:  

  • risk assessment and risk management
  • emergency management
  • human factors
  • occupational hygiene
  • toxicology

This will equip you with the skills you need to act proactively in preventing injuries and diseases in the workplace.

Fieldwork experience
A 100-hour work placement in your second year and a work placement of a minimum of 120 hours in your third year.

Scholarships
The Bachelor of Health, Safety and Environment currently offers a three-year scholarship. For more information please visit the Scholarships website.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Health and safety professionals
  • Health, safety and environment professionals

Potential employers

  • Government sector and private sector (industry, resources including mining, hospitality, etc.)

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Professional recognition

The course has international accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK) and upon graduating, you are eligible to apply for IOSH membership. You can also apply for membership to the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA), the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and Environmental Health Australia (EHA). If you require accreditation by EHA for employment as an environmental health officer, you willl need to undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Health.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either verbal or quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses:

One science course at level 2A/2B and at least Mathematics 2C/2D

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

For the July intake there may be restrictions on unit availability and enrolment may be on a part-time basis only, which could extend the course duration.

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

2014
Commonwealth supportedCommonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$8,620*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide for students in 2014 only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Other notes:

The course is available in both internal and external study modes. The external study mode requires an on-campus component (approximately 2-2.5 days in the first year of study) to complete practical work.

 

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics and Science are desirable.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

For the July intake there may be restrictions on unit availability and enrolment may be on a part-time basis only, which could extend the course duration.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics and science are desirable.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

The course is available in both internal and external study modes. The external study mode requires an on-campus component (approximately 2-2.5 days in the first year of study) to complete practical work.

CRICOS: 064468A
This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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