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Health, Safety and Environment

Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) - BSc(Curtin) - B-HLSFENV Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 70 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.
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

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 the second and third years of study you will study specialised units that will enable you to utilise methods for identifying and managing hazards and the associated risks, effectively participate in decision-making processes and improve safety and health to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace.

During the course you will be providedwith the opportunity to develop practical skills by undertaking fieldwork supervised by teaching staff.

A professional placement within industry will be organised in the second and third year of study, that will offer you the opportunity to engender your professional confidence by conducting a project under the supervision of health and safety practitioners.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) 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 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.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses


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

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 for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 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.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*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

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).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

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.