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Health, Safety and Environment

Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
3 years full-time
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia


Identify and manage workplace risks to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

Work experience

Includes 250 hours of professional work placements.

Professional recognition

Nationally accredited by the  Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board (Safety Institute of Australia) and internationally accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (UK).

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

This course prepares you for a diverse career in the expanding area of occupational health and safety. You will learn how to create, maintain and manage a safe and healthy workplace, and develop professional skills in critical thinking, information literacy and technology.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students.

In your second and third years, you’ll learn how to identify and manage risks and hazards, participate effectively in decision-making processes, and improve health and safety to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace.

You will complete a 100-hour placement in your second year and a 150-hour placement in your third year to develop important practical skills and to experience real work environments.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • Prepares you for employment in a rapidly expanding area.
  • 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.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

As a student, you are eligible to apply for membership to: Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS); Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (UK) (IOSH); and Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH).

Career information


  • Health and safety educator
  • Health and safety environment officer
  • Health and safety officer
  • Health and safety workplace inspector.


  • Engineering and construction
  • Industrial services
  • Local and state government
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional services
  • Research and education
  • Resources and energy
  • Retail
  • Transport.

What you'll learn

  • apply and integrate knowledge and practice of environmental and occupational health to enhance the safety and well-being of populations
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to Environmental and Occupational Health and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from the range of resources applicable to practice
  • communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
  • use scientific methods and technologies with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
  • demonstrate ability for self-directed and lifelong learning through self-accepted responsibility
  • recognise and apply international standards and perspectives within environmental and occupational settings

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2021 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,500*
Total indicative course fee $111,200*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,600*

Fee year: 2022

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,500*
Total indicative course fee $112,200*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,600*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

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 does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: B-HLSFENV
  • CRICOS code: 064468A
  • Last updated on: January 20, 2021