Members of HFESA are HFE professionals with tertiary qualifications in HFE.
Certified Professional Ergonomists (CPE) are HFE professionals who have both additional years of experience and have passed assessment for proficiency across a wide range of HFE criteria. CPE is the highest level of HFE status awarded in Australia.
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What are Areas of Specialisation?
- TransportTransportation modality specific areas of HFE expertise.
- ManufacturingIncludes all scales of manufacturing, ranging from design for small scale and 3D printing to large manufacturing plant and production line operations.
- Health Care & social assistanceEncompasses hospitals and other facilities, patient & aged care, therapeutic applications, medical equipment, vocational rehabilitation, mental health support, community-based programs, support for vulnerable population and other groups.
- Energy & miningIncludes but not limited to minerals, petroleum, natural gas, coal, hydro-electric, green energy, environmental factors, automation, and other industry specific task requirements.
- DefenseAustralian Army, Air force, Navy, Coast Guard and other military areas. Includes law enforcement and security.
- Agriculture, forestry & fishingApplications for fisheries, livestock, crops, forestry, agriculture, food production industries.
- ConstructionNational, state-specific and small site safety and productivity HFE knowledge and strategies for all facets of commercial and residential building and facility construction.
- Office and mobile work environments
- HCIHuman Computer Interaction (HCI) encompasses all aspects of how humans interact with technology and devices, which may include information systems and technology design.
- User testing & usabilityUsability, User Experience, and User Testing are used to ensure systems, devices and interfaces work well for the user.
- Controls and displaysCovers control rooms, automobiles, technology and other forms of user interfaces used both in the workplace and by consumers.
- Affective ergonomicsIs the aspect of a system or equipment that relates to the non-technical emotive and / or pleasurable aspects of it.
- Inclusive designIs the process of ensuring that a particular system or product accommodates the requirements of specific user groups. Is related to Universal design and based on an understanding of the requirements of diverse groups.
- Good work designGood Work Design (GWD) focuses on people at work. It considers all aspects of human performance at the workplace and enables prosperous working conditions.
- Product designDesign process that considers and aligns the product, device or system with the requirements and characteristics or the user.
- Built environmentThe application of HFE to large scale designs such as buildings or urban environments.
- Work SystemsDesign of work systems so as to account for all factors that can affect the health and safety of all workers and users.
- Injury PreventionFocus on the reduction and elimination of lost time, injuries and MSD through improved work design and systems design.
- Injury managementTreatment, management and return to work. May address physical, psychological or sociological factors.
- Psycho-social FactorsPsychological, sociological and cultural contributors to worker health and productivity.
- TrainingIndividual assessment, group training and media programs designed to enhance work safety.
- Human factors engineeringApplication of psychological principles to engineering and design; psychological models and principles from areas of perception, cognition, and information processing.
- Task analysis & heuristicsTask Analysis is the systematic reduction of a task or system into smaller elements, and examining the relationships between these elements – includes hierarchical, temporal and cognitive approaches. Includes Expert Heuristics are guidelines that provide more rapid analysis.
- Organisational psychologyOrganisational Psychologists work across human resources, strategy, finance, marketing, technology and other facets of business and governance.
- Human Error analysisA systematic process of considering the possible errors and other human failures that may occur within a system or part of the system.
- Human System Integration HSI:Human capabilities and needs are considered throughout system design and development.
- Human Machine Interface HMI:The interface between the human, the displays and controls and the machine being controlled and monitored.