Since different workplaces can involve very different risks and hazards – an open cut mine in the Pilbara is a very different working environment from a HR consultancy in Balmain! – the work of WHS professionals can be extremely varied; what remains constant is your commitment to the highest possible standards. The tools of your trade will be your knowledge of the codes of practice, your expert interpersonal skills, and your ability to recognise risk and act to prevent it, sometimes in high pressure, fast paced environments.
Depending on where you work, you could be doing induction and training for new employees, performing risk assessments, site surveys and operational oversight, and consulting with senior management on the maintenance and improvement of risk minimization and hazard prevention programs.
Work Health and Safety affects every business, in every industry, and expertise is valued at every level. From airlines and banks to private manufacturers large and small, WHS professionals remain in demand for both short contracts and permanent roles.
Plenty. Depending on the industry, an entry level role will earn around $50,000 a year, but experienced senior WHS managers in high risk industries like resources or aviation can earn upwards of $170,000. Real workplace experience is extremely valuable, so the sooner you can start getting your foot into some short contracts – for which you’ll need to be qualified – the sooner you can be earning.
Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management and Sustainability Careers
They are practical qualifications that are suitable for staff of all levels, including Administrators, Supervisors and Managers, and they can be completed with the flexibility of online or through in-house training for groups of people.
A Local Government qualification from Global Training Institute is recognised Australia-wide, and is highly regarded internationally. All qualifications are accredited and in line with AQF standards. It will boost the productivity of your staff and help them to achieve their career goals. Contact us for more information regarding Local Government courses.
The diversity of our training courses, and the flexible ways in which they can be undertaken, are a reflection of Councils’ needs in the twenty-first century – from ‘soft-skill‘ courses like customer contact, teamwork, and leadership, through to management and civil work courses.
Global Training Institute‘s trainers are hands-on with a wealth of business and management work experience. Through interaction with many different Councils they bring you, your management and staff, fresh concepts and practical strategies that can be applied immediately to current work situations.
“I found each unit of the training was beneficial, the whole training provided the potential to advance in my career within and outside of Councils. I believe the managers in local government would benefit from this course. I found the support processes were extremely helpful and the adaptability of the training staff to cater for my needs while holding a full time job were well done.” – John Casey
“I think the course was an accurate reflection on what I’ve been doing for the last 6 years and confirmed the policies and processes relating to the workforce/workplace were relevant. The GTI staff and trainers have been very supportive and always available to assist, guide, advise when asked. I would very much recommend the training to others as a method of formally recognizing what they already do and to qualify them for future employment at a higher level.” – Gary Shakespeare
“Excellent course and top Trainer – very useful. Everything was at an excellent level. The Diploma of Local Government Operation Works/Management has a lot to do with our work very relevant and useful to work. This means it is useful to me personally and to our Council. I now have more practical management skills to use for my work.” – Amjad Maaya – Supervisor, Liverpool City Council
“Hi Anne, just letting you know I was successful with my application for the Works Overseer Position that was advertised at Burdekin Shire Council. I am starting the new job next Monday. I am sure it was the Diploma’s that got me across the line, thanks to Shane and yourself.” – Robert Potter
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