A Health and Safety Representative (HSR) is generally a worker who has been elected by their fellow workers to represent them in WHS matters. They are entitled to attend a five (5) day government approved HSR course paid for by their employer. This is probably the very first step into a WHS career.
A WHS Advisor / Officer / Co-ordinator is generally a person who is appointed by the workplace to provide advice in assisting their employer comply with WHS laws. The average salary of a WHS Officer is approx $100,352 and they generally hold a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety as a minimum qualification.
A WHS Manager generally is responsible for managing WHS matters in the workplace for the employer. A WHS Manager would typically hold a Certificate IV / Diploma or Tertiary Qualification/s in WHS with relevant minimum industry experience. Safety Manager Salaries have been known to be up to $557,000!