Work Health and Safety Professional Learning Modules

Learning Focus
Administration & Management
Mode
Self-paced
Start Date

Available anytime

Program Description

Five Work Health and Safety Professional Learning Modules have been designed for Department of Education (DoE) employees.

A safe workplace is more easily achieved when everyone involved in the work communicates with each other to identify hazards and risks, talks about any health and safety concerns and works together to find solutions. This includes cooperation between the people who manage or control the work and those who carry out the work or who are affected by the work.

These modules will allow you to learn at your own pace and provide you with the basic knowledge required to work safely.

Access is online through the Canvas Platform. Each module is self-paced and can be completed in multiple sittings, the time taken to complete the program is dependent on the individual.

DoE staff can self-enrol via the following links. Indicative times to complete each module is included:

There is no deadline to complete. However, the recommendation is within three months of registering.

Program Outcomes

Work Health and Safety Induction

By the end of the Induction modules, participants will:

  • demonstrate understanding of the basic knowledge required to work safely
  • demonstrate understanding of DoE worker roles and responsibilities in relation to WHS
  • know key terms associated with WHS
  • understand the legal responsibility for WHS in the workplace
  • know how to identify, control and fix basic hazards in the workplace.

Manual Handling

At the end of this module participants will:

  • understand correct manual handling procedures
  • be able to use safe lifting and carrying techniques
  • know the most common contributors to manual handling injuries
  • be aware of real-world examples of safe and dangerous behaviours
  • understand the costs of an injury
  • know how to manage risk associated with manual handling in the workplace.

Working at Heights

At the end of this module participants will:

  • understand what constitutes Working at Heights
  • understand the requirements and restrictions within DoE for Working at Heights
  • have an awareness of the risks involved in Working at Heights and what injuries can occur when things go wrong
  • know when a ladder can be used safely
  • understand how to use a ladder safely
  • know how to manage risks associated with Working at Heights.

Slips, Trips and Falls

At the end of this module participants will:

  • understand the potential consequences of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace
  • have an awareness of the circumstances when it is more likely slips, trips, and falls might occur
  • know how you can avoid slips, trips, and falls and how you can help others avoid them too.

Chemicals and Hazardous Substances

At the end of this module participants will understand:

  • potential injuries as a result of chemical accidents and mismanagement
  • most common injury contributors
  • control measures
  • considerations for the storage and management of workplace chemicals
  • chemical hazards
  • what an SDS consists of and its use in the workplace.