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WHS Risk Management


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Work health and safety education is essential to ensure a business is legally compliant, develops a culture of workplace safety and reduces risk.

WHS Risk Management is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to contribute to identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards.

In this online WHS risk management course you will learn how to assess WHS risks and develop, implement and evaluate risk controls appropriate to your own job role and work environment.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident in your ability to undertake work health and safety risk management activities for a business.

Course Structure

Unit - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

  • Management of WHS risk
  • Information and data risk
  • Purposes and objectives
  • Principles and framework
  • Management systems
  • Consulting parties / individuals
  • WHS representative
  • Context for risk management
  • WHS legislation
  • Code of practice
  • Risk management process
  • Defining risk criteria
  • Duty of Care
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk identification
  • Hazard control
  • Severity and consequence
  • Outcomes
  • Consultation with workers
  • Risk treatment
  • WHS hazard and risk control
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Implement risk treatment/s
  • Policies and schedules
  • Monitor review and record
  • Organisation WHSMS
  • PDCA cycle
  • Improvement steps
  • Impacting parties
  • Risk control
  • Workplace inspections
  • Health and safety committee (HSC)
  • Hazard management


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;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • 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




Professional Development For:-

  • Workplace Health and Saftey Advisor
  • Workplace Health and Saftey Officer
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only