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Undergraduate

Health, Safety and Environment

Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) - BSc(Curtin) - B-HLSFENV Health Sciences
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online or on-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Specialise in identifying and managing workplace risks to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

This course is designed to prepare you for employment in the expanding area of occupational health and safety. In this course you will develop the skills to create, maintain and manage a safe and healthy workplace. The course has a strong science base to help you develop professional skills in critical thinking, information literacy and technology.

Your first year is interprofessional and undertaken in collaboration with other health sciences students.

In your second and third years, you will learn how to identify and manage risks and hazards, effectively participate in decision‑making processes and improve safety and health to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace.

You will complete a 100-hour placement in your second year and a 150-hour placement in your third year.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

STAT entry 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.

Written English and MC Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

None

Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics Applications ATAR and one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.6

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$9,350*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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 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.

Professional recognition

Professional Accreditation

Professional Memberships

Upon graduating, you can apply for membership to: 

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).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Common duties of an Occupational Health and Safety Officer*:

  • Identify hazards and associated risks, and implement control measures.
  • Report and investigate incidents and injuries.
  • Provide advice, information and instruction on OHS issues.
  • Develop injury and incident prevention strategies.
  • Assist with rehabilitation of injured workers.
  • Monitor compliances with OHS policy and procedures.
  • Conduct safety and health trainings.
  • Promote safety and health within the enterprise.

* Source: peopleforthefuture.com.au.

Why Health, Safety and Environment?

  • Prepares you for employment in a rapidly expanding area
  • Excellent employment opportunities
  • Strong industry links
  • Workplace and off-site field trips
  • Strong science base
  • Develops your professional skills in critical thinking, information literacy and competency with technology.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.