Developing and Implementing Your Work Health and Safety Management System

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


5 full days
(1 day per week for 5 weeks)

Time (AWST)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Five weeks commencing October 31




Delivered by subject matter experts from Edith Cowan University (ECU), over five weeks you will fast-track your understanding to help you develop and build a safety management system for your organisation.

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.

This includes developing and implementing a Work Health and Safety Management System. 

An intensive five days of learning, 1 day per week

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 and help you to develop your Work Health and Safety Management System.

Who will benefit

Organisation Officers, Safety Managers and anyone in your organisation who is responsible for the Work Health and Safety function and developing the WHS System. If you do not have a Safety Manager, we suggest you send your Managing Director, Operations Manager or Project Manager.


  • Introduction to safety management systems and why do I need one?
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Safety Management design: What do I need and how do I create one for my organisation?
  • Planning, implementation and application: How do I introduce one and ensure it works?
  • Monitoring and improvement.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • Understand the requirements of a compliant WHS Management System
  • Discover essential risk management concepts with tools you can apply to your organisation
  • Design your WHS system using a risk-based approach
  • Ensure your new system is user-friendly and up-to-date
  • Learn to maintain your system through managing incidents, new tasks and audits effectively.

Recognition and Assessment Pathways

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

By completing this course and some additional assessments, you 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.

What past course attendees say:

"Very good facilitator with excellent food and service."
"Each module helped increase knowledge and idea generation through implementable examples. "
Related Results

This course will provide you with the opportunity to complete the units of competency required under Schedule 26 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022. This course runs in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Albany and Bunbury.

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An effective Work Health and Safety (WHS) system is essential in any organisation to support a safer working environment. This course will explore how to implement, maintain and monitor an effective WHS system within your workplace.

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