The AIOH has developed a Career Development Pathway program to assist members and aspiring occupational hygienists progress through their career.

The AIOH Career Pathway for Occupational Hygienists has therefore been developed to:

  • Provide a clear outline of the typical career stages of Occupational Hygienists for those entering and/or progressing in the profession.
  • Assist the AIOH with the planning and development of professional resources tailored for, and aligned to the various levels of the career pathway.
  • Promote the attainment of professional recognition such as post graduate degree qualifications and Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® status.


This video provides a comprehensive presentation on the Career Development Pathway: AIOH Career Development Pathway Program  

The AIOH Career Development Pathway has four stages: Early career, Practitioner, Professional & Senior Professional.

The Pathway is based on the following key knowledge areas and attributes:

  • Technical Knowledge and Competence
  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Service
  • Minimum Qualifications (AQF Level)
  • Membership Level


Career Development Pathway Table, AIOH-Career-Development-Pathway-Table