If you’re studying health and safety at University or in a VET course, or you’re a student who is thinking about a career in health and safety, the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) strongly encourages you to become a student member. Student membership is a great way to begin to build your professional networks, and connect with experienced practitioners and professionals.
The Institute contains experienced health and safety professionals who provide support and advice to colleagues through a range of peer support networks and programs including regional networks and branches, special interest groups and mentorship.
Membership provides you access to an extensive range of education and professional development – either free or at heavily discounted member rates - that includes conferences, seminars, webinars and AIHS endorsed training courses. For example: Our national conference, or a single two-day training course, each carry a discount equivalent to your full Institute membership, and many of our webinars are free for members.
Professional networks (both formal and informal) are a critical part of career advancement, and our programs are designed to bring people together across the field, to build those connections. Our new monthly webinar program – free to members and led by health and safety recruiting agencies – provides specialist career advice and support.
- The Australian OHS Body of Knowledge, maintained for the profession on your behalf
- The Quarterly OHS Professional Magazine, in electronic AND hard copy
- The biannual Journal of Health and Safety Research Practice
- Our fortnightly E-news which keeps you up to date with industry news, emerging training and professional development, and special articles on emerging issues
- Access to Ebscohost- a world-class online research database
Many of our members use our CPD planning tool, to help them design and act on their annual learning needs.
We do the following things on behalf of our members and the profession.
We invest in the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board, which drives continuous quality improvement through higher education courses in health and safety.
We sustain the Australian OHS Body of Knowledge (BoK) – which is the single greatest repository of health and safety knowledge in the world today - as an open-source document made available to you.
We are one of the leading agencies in the international body for the health and safety profession, INSHPO – (International Safety and Health Professional Organisations).
Our members are represented on more than 20 Australian Standards committees, and we are actively advocating to make standards free to Australian business.