A review of Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is taking place to ensure it continues to contribute towards a qualified workforce with the right knowledge, skills and training.
On Monday 8 January 2018 the HS&E test was updated to include two new question styles:
- drag and drop text
- multiple choice with images
The test content has not changed and current revision books are still valid. Digital revision materials (DVDs, downloads and apps) have been updated to include the new question styles and are available online to purchase. You can try the new question styles by clicking the button at the top of the page.
Further information about the updates can be found on the frequently asked questions page.
We will continue working with industry stakeholders to expand and develop the content of the HS&E test. To find out more about the proposed changes, click on the project phases below.
What are the new question styles?
The following question styles will be introduced into the test in three phases:
From 8 January 2018
- Multiple-choice with images (these styles of question already exist but more will be introduced).
- Drag and drop with text.
From 1 June 2018
- Drag and drop with images.
- Hot spot.
- Hot area.
From 3 June 2019
- Drag and drop paragraph text.
- Drag and drop ordering.
Examples of all the question styles are available to try on by clicking the ‘Try the new question styles’ button at the top of the page.
The new question styles being introduced from 8 January 2018 are also available in all of the digital revision materials.
Note: hard copy versions of revision materials will not be changed until the 2018 edition is released on 3 April 2018.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)
If you have any questions about changes to the test please visit our FAQ’s page.