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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

Accreditation Board welcomes additional OHS professionals as Board members

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board today announced Genevieve Hawkins and Graham Jackson as members of the Board. Genevieve and Graham join Angela Seidel as independent OHS professionals on the Board.

Genevieve is General Manager, Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Coles. Originally tra…

HFESA nominates new member for the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board

With the retirement of Dr Margaret Cook who is taking up the Presidency of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, HFESA has nominated Dr Alison Bell as their representative on the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.

Dr Bell is a senior lecturer in the Work Health and Saf…

Quick Update: OHS Researchers and Educators

Dear OHS Educators and Researchers

As 2016 draws to a close we have some news items and also information on OHS education accreditation leading into the 2017.
Membership of the Accreditation Board
Membership of the Accreditation Board includes representatives of the five OHS professional bodies…

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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.