There are five major areas of focus within Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) in Australia, with additional sub-specialisations.
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Health Care & social assistance
  • Energy & mining
  • Defense
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing
  • Construction
  • Office and mobile work environments
  • Government
  • Research
  • HCI
  • User testing & usability
  • Controls and displays
  • Affective ergonomics
  • Inclusive design
  • Good work design
  • Product design
  • Built environment
  • Neuro-ergonomics
  • Work Systems
  • Injury Prevention
  • Injury management
  • Psycho-social Factors
  • Training
  • Human factors engineering
  • Task analysis & heuristics
  • Organisational psychology
  • Human Error analysis
  • Human System Integration HSI:
  • Human Machine Interface HMI:

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Members of HFESA are HF/E professionals with tertiary qualifications in HF/E and at least 2 years substantiated HF/E experience.

Certified Professional Ergonomists (CPE) are HF/E professionals who have both additional years of experience and have passed assessment for proficiency across a wide range of HF/E criteria. CPE is the highest level of HF/E status awarded in Australia. A CPE can act as an expert witness in court.