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The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy guide for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. The AQF defines the essential characteristics, including the required learning outcomes, of the different types of qualifications issued across the senior secondary education, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education systems in Australia.

View the Australian Qualification Framework Levels.

Work Experience

The International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO) defines WHS/OHS roles in two clear categories. They are OHS Practitioner and OHS Professional. Refer to the OHS Professional Capability Framework for full role definitions. 

The OHS Practitioner implements strategy, notably at the site level, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art compliance. 

The OHS Professional is a key advisor, strategist, and pilot to the organization’s leadership in fully integrating the management of OHS risk into sustainable business practice at all levels.


Thank you for taking the time to complete the Certification Eligibility Questionnaire.

The minimum entry requirements for Certification applications are a Certificate IV in OHS plus at least 3 years full-time or equivalent in an OHS Practitioner role.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Certification Team at

Overseas applications for Certification are required to complete a VETASSESS as part of the Education Mapping. You can do this directly with VETASSESS for a fee. Find out more on the VETASSESS Information Sheet.

Completing the Australian WHS Law Unit is also a requirement that is available through AIHS eLearning.

To apply for Certification the following is required:

If you have any questions, please contact the Certification Team at

Thank you for completing the Certification Eligibility Questionnaire.

Please contact the Certification Team at or call (03) 8336 1995 to discuss your eligibility and potential pathways that align with your OHS work experience.