Workplace Safety Essentials – Online

This course provides students with knowledge of basic workplace safety, an understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the skills needed to then apply key principles in the workplace. It will also provide an overview on the responsibilities of people in the workforce including steps to take to ensure the safety of themselves and others.


After successful completion of the online course, you will be issued with an electronic badge. Before we can issue you with a formal Workplace Safety Essentials Certificate, you will need to contact Wood Training with proof of identity.

Unit Standard: 497 L1 C3 V10

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Health and Safety At Work Act 2015. (HSWA).
  • Workplace health and safety requirements
  • The system approach
  • Incident and hazard reporting’
  • Hazard identification

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe legislative rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety.
  • Describe the systems approach to workplace health and safety.
  • Explain how risks and hazards are defined in the HSWA 2015.

Course structure

This course is an online course.

After you contact Wood Training, we will send you a confirmation email with a self-enrolment key. You will be prompted in the system to set up a profile, with information that we need for your enrolment.
You will be sent a link to access your course with this self enrolment key. You will be prompted in the system to set up a profile, with information that we need for your enrolment.

You will need to have:

  • Access to a computer and stable internet
  • An email address

Course prerequisites

Students must be in work (either paid or voluntary) or have work experience.

Assessment process

The course consists of online learning modules that you work through at your own pace. At the very end of the course there are summative assessment tasks.

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Course Length

Less than 5 hours.


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$125 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Consultant, Training Facilitator and company director, Mal has a history of work in the oil and gas sector, process operation and hazard management.  He has extensive experience in many roles in the workforce and brings authentic experience to the training situation.  With a background in physics, chemistry, statistics and human anatomy he knows his subject matter well, and this knowledge and experience comes to the fore in his training and delivery.

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