How to become a Wellness Officer

Wellness officers plan, execute and monitor strategies to improve staff culture, morale and happiness in the workplace.

Personal requirements for a Wellness Officer

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Knowledge of health and wellness principles
  • Emotional maturity and empathy for others
  • Interested in people and human behaviour

Education & Training for a Wellness Officer

To become a wellness officer, you usually have to complete a degree at university. However, as this is a relatively new area, the type of degree required can range from public health and health science to psychology and social work. To get into these courses, you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.


Duties & Tasks of a Wellness Officer

Wellness officers:

  • Implement wellness initiatives, such as programs on exercise, mindfulness and meditation
  • Speak with employees about wellbeing, health and morale issues
  • Communicate employee feedback to senior management
  • Measure return on investment on wellness initiatives

Working conditions for a Wellness Officer

Wellness officers work primarily in corporate environments, usually in an office setting.


Employment Opportunities for a Wellness Officer

Wellness officers are employed by private organisations in a variety of industries. They also work in government departments and can be hired as consultants.


Specializations

Wellness Officer

Wellness officers plan, execute and monitor strategies to improve staff culture, morale and happiness in the workplace.

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