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WHS Advisor

Find out how to become an WHS advisor in the WHS sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an WHS Advisor is $84,000 - 126,350 annually

Overview

WHS advisors are in charge of ensuring safe and healthy work conditions are maintained in the workplace. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 26,400 workers in 2017 to 30,600 by 2022. 16,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

WHS advisors require a sound knowledge of their company policies and regulations to ensure proper compliance is practiced among workplace staff.

  • An excellent understanding of government legislation as well as their company policies and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for training employees on WHS procedures and for advising WHS strategies
  • Ability to identify hazards and control risks in the workplace
  • High-level documentation skills for the recording, investigation, and reporting of safety performance
  • Respect for worker confidentiality and privacy
  • Strong problem-solving skills for the development and implementation of effective WHS programs

Quick facts

WHS advisors can be found in most industries, with a high number of full-time workers. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a WHS advisor.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    40.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and construction
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for WHS advisors start at diploma level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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