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Apply Safe Work Practices


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

As an employer, you are legally responsible for the safe work practices of employees to reduce the incidents of injury or illness. If safe work practices are not followed a business can incur significant fines and penalties.

Apply Safe Work Practices is a short online course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to apply safe work practices, including identifying and reporting faults and problems, according to workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation and store policies.  It also covers procedures for emergency situations, evacuation, accident and illness.

On completion of this safe work practices course, you will feel competent to contribute to workplace health and safety for a business or organisation.

Course Structure

Unit - Contribute to workplace health and safety

  • Work place procedures
  • Law and ethics
  • Safe operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Employees’ duties
  • Safety instructions
  • Safety signage
  • Protective equipment
  • Safe manual handling techniques
  • Dangerous goods and substances
  • Safety data sheets
  • Hazard identification and management
  • Incident/hazard reports
  • Recognising emergency situations
  • Emergency incident procedures
  • Fire procedures
  • Health and safety consultation process
  • Health and safety issues
  • Faulty or damaged equipment
  • Raising issues/ suggestion boxes
  • Workplace inspection checklist
  • Human resources courses


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Workplace Health and Safety Advisor
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officer
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only