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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.

News & Events

New chair and deputy for the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board

Professor Mike Capra the inaugural Chair of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB) has stepped down from the role after seven years.

Patrick Murphy, Chair of the Board for the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) sincerely thanked Mike for his service to the AOHSEAB. “Mike has made a significant contribution to the standard and quality […]

Recommendations of the Higher Education Standards Panel into Professional Accreditation endorsed

On the 28th February, the Minster for Education the Hon Simon Birmingham addressed the Universities Australia Conference in Canberra. He spoke about the outcomes of a review conducted by the Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) in 2016 to reduce the regulatory and administrative burden associated with professional and academic accreditation processes.

The Department of […]

Australian Catholic University delivers integrated health, safety and business management program

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board announced this week that the Master of Health, Safety and Environmental Management conducted by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) achieved accreditation late last year. These programs met the OHS and educational standards set by the Accreditation Board for the education of generalist OHS professionals.

The ACU undertook a comprehensive […]

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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.

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