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Health, Safety and Environment

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

Health Sciences

This course is designed to prepare you for employment in the expanding area of health, safety and environment. 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.

You will have the opportunity to interact and undertake simulated problem-solving exercises with students from other disciplines, and will undertake workplace professional placements under supervision.

Your first year is interprofessional and undertaken in collaboration with other health sciences students. In your second year, you take the health and safety major, which focuses on the prevention of injury and disease in the workplace, providing safer, healthier and more efficient working conditions, and assisting injured staff through workers’ compensation and rehabilitation processes.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

This course can help you become a Occupational Health and Safety Officer, Health and Safety or Environment Professional.


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Professional recognition

The course has national accreditation from the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board and international accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (UK). 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 will 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).

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and MC 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:

At least Mathematics 2C/2D and one science course at level 3A/3B from the following: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science or Physics

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):

Year Student type Cost
2015 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.
$8,770*

*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.

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/Pakistan 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/Pakistan 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:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,300
Indicative year 1 fee $32,100
Total indicative course fee $100,300
Indicative essential incidental course fee $210

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

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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