Health Promotion Officer

Health Promotion Officer

Health Promotion Officers assist health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.

Health Promotion Officer

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,357

Where you could work:

Health Agencies - Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Red Cross

Hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital

Government Agencies - City of Gold Coast Healthy and Active  

Health Promotion Officers do the following tasks:

  • Plan and coordinate health promotion programmes for community groups
  • Provide health education and teach skills to help people make informed health decisions
  • Plan and advocate for environmental changes to support healthy lifestyle choices
  • Support organisations to develop policies that build healthier communities, workplaces and environments
  • Supervise and coordinate community workers and volunteers
  • Develop local and national campaigns covering issues such as nutrition, exercise, drugs and sexual health, and implement these within the community
  • Evaluate projects and initiatives to measure their success and potential for improvement