What they do
Health promotion officers assist individuals and the community to improve their health by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles. They plan and coordinate health promotion programs for various community groups. This may involve preparing and providing presentations to community groups, as well as design and develop promotional materials for public information campaigns used for newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, posters, websites, radio and television. They may also be involved in designing school health curriculum material.
Health promotion officers normally work 38 hours per week in an office environment. Sometimes they may need to work on weekends or evenings, and travel to outer metropolitan communities.
Tools and technologies
Health promotion officers need to be proficient with computers and may need to have expertise with various communication media.
How do I become one?
Education and training
To become a health promotion officer, you usually need to study a degree in health promotion or public health.
Most universities in Western Australia offer relevant courses. Contact the universities you are interested in for more information.