251311 Environmental Health Officer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Environmental Health Officer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
PMSOL Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Develops, enforces and evaluates environmental health policies, programs and strategies to improve health outcomes, and oversees the implementation and monitoring of environmental health legislation. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 1
Food Safety Auditor
Food Safety Officer

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2513 Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 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.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group 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 may be required.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 880.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 276.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 686.80