Developing and Implementing Your Work Health and Safety Management System

This course will guide you through the internationally recognised structure of a WHS Management System, and importantly what you need to do to meet legislative requirements.


5 Days




With an increasing emphasis on a safety management system as a component of an organisation's response to legislation, Organisation Officers and Safety Managers must ensure their approach to work health and safety is risk-based, customised to their organisation, and its implementation is verified.

If you need to know what it means in practice, this course is an essential element of your organisation's response to complying with the new WHS Act 2020.

An intensive five days of learning

Led by experienced WHS faculty/facilitators, this intensive course offers a variety of learning methodologies including plenary sessions, self-paced learning materials and workplace-based tasks to consolidate your learning.


  • Understand the requirements of a compliant WHS Management System
  • Learn a structure for you to develop your own WHS Management System
  • Understand your organisation's OHS Management System needs
  • Conduct a desktop audit of your organisation's existing response to the OHS Management System Standard AS/ISO45001
  • Design a WHS Policy to minimise incident and injury risk
  • Plan your organisation's response and control strategies
  • Plan the implementation of the response and verification
  • Consider the evaluation and recommendations for improvement to ensure compliance.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn to:

  • Establish and implement processes to assess your WHS system
  • Manage and control potential injury in the workplace
  • Document your approach to preventing injuries using an internationally agreed structure
  • Develop your organisation's safety policy and associated processes
  • Implement safe work practices.

Recognition and Assessment Pathways

Each participant who completes the course will receive an AIM WA/ECU co-branded Professional Development Record.

And, by completing this course and some additional assessments, participants may be eligible for one unit of credit towards the ECU Graduate Certificate in OHS. Applications for credit into the Graduate Certificate in OHS can be made during the course.

Note: Additional assessment fees and course eligibility criteria apply.

Related Results
Health and Safety Representatives Training Course

This course offers the essential skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the WHS Act and create a safer workplace for all your workers and customers. To be recognised by WorkSafe, participants attending this course MUST be a Health and Safety Representative (HSR).

Implementing Safety Risk Management

Having an approach to risk management is never enough. Implementing the strategy and embedding it in the day-to-day activities of all staff is key to reducing the hazards and engaging employees.

Preventing and Responding to WHS Incidents

WHS incidents can range from minor non-compliance to catastrophic injury or death. It is therefore essential that organisations adopt a systematic approach to investigation of incidents and introduce measures to minimise or respond appropriately to future incidents.

Health and Safety Representatives Refresher Training Course

With significant updates to the WHS legislation and changes in the ways workplaces apply this legislation, if you are a Health and Safety Representatives (HSR), you will benefit from this refresher course.

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