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Welcome to the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board

We accredit OHS professional education programs.
Our vision is that OHS professional education in Australia is based on strong scientific and technical concepts, is evidence informed, and delivered by competent professionals who are recognised by the industry, government, and the community.
Accreditation provides guidance for students, employers, advisors, and recruiters in assessing education, staff, and industry qualifications.

Recent News

Media Release: Award recognises new knowledge on role of heat in injury causation

The Safety Institute of Australia together with the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board last night awarded Dr Jianjun Xiang of the University of Adelaide the prestigious Eric Wigglesworth OHS Education (Research) Award for his Doctor of Philosophy thesis Extreme heat and workers’ health i…

Media Release: RMIT, University of Queensland and Curtin University graduates win SIA OHS education awards

The Safety Institute of Australia last night announced the winners of the SIA National OHS Education Awards. These awards are made at the undergraduate and post graduate levels recognising

Technical and theoretical knowledge
Ability to access, analyse and evaluate information
Ability to s…

Quick Update: OHS Researchers and Educators July 2016

In addition to our e-newsletter the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board puts out a Quick Update when there are news items that may be of interest.  This second Update for 2016 gives an update on accreditation which is which is especially relevant as the Accreditation Board celebrates its 5…

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Clarification of terminology

Depending on the jurisdiction and the organisation, Australian terminology refers to ‘Occupational Health and Safety’ (OHS), ‘Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) or ‘Work Health and Safety’ (WHS). In line with international practice this web site uses OHS with the exception of specific reference to the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and related legislation.