Environmental Health Officer Qualifications
Tasks undertaken by environmental health officers relate to:
- Safe and suitable food
- Prevention and control of notifiable and communicable conditions
- Water management
- Environmental management
- Land use management
- Built environment
- Indigenous environmental health
- Sustainability and climate change
- Emergency and incident management
More detail on each of these areas can be found in the enHealth Environmental Health Officer Skills and Knowledge Matrix.
The secretary of the Department of Health is required to declare the qualifications necessary for appointment as an environmental health officer. Declarations are published in the Victorian Government Gazette. This site will contain the most current declaration as they are made and appear in the Victorian Government Gazette.
Environmental Health Australia also operates an accreditation scheme for Australian universities. The accreditation scheme operates as a vital quality control mechanism and is currently being updated to bring it into line with the enHealth Environmental Health Officer Skills and Knowledge Matrix.