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Intro to workplace health and safety

5 credits

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Full course description

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Government of Western Australia, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation logo

Gain the knowledge and skills that are involved in creating and working in a safe work environment.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge on safety in the workplace, identifying hazards – particularly those in remote-area workplaces, risk assessments and risk management.

Who is this credential for?


This credential is for rangers from the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.

The course provides foundation knowledge and therefore does not require prior study or experience.


What you will learn


This course will be delivered online and on-country. By completing this credential you will learn to:

  • understand the concepts of workplace health and safety (WHS) and the WHS responsibilities of employees and employers
  • be able to identify hazards and risks, particularly those you may encounter working in remote areas
  • be able to undertake basic risk assessments to determine safety of workplace and workplace practices.



To successfully complete this credential, you are required to pass a final assessment.


Meet your facilitator


Professor Ben Mullins
Professor Ben Mullins

Professor/School of Public Health

Ben Mullins is a professor in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. His expertise lies at the interface between pollutants and physical/environmental and biological systems, such as filters and lungs.

Professor Mullins has undertaken significant research into the development and characterisation of pollution control technology and the micro-scale interactions of pollutants and surfaces. He has been chief investigator on 17 research projects (which have secured a total of about $10 million in funding) and amassed more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.

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Earn a badge


Once you successfully complete and pass the final face-to-face assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your new skills and knowledge mastery.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn't require previous knowledge.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential. 100 credit points are required to earn a Graduate Certificate at Curtin.


Discover more


Curtin Credentials focus on five themes that align with industry values and apply to diverse workplaces. To see the current range of Curtin Credentials, visit Curtin Credentials.


Contact us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.


*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

✝This credential involves 30 hours of online resources, readings, activities and assessments. However to pass and earn 5 credit points, you may need to commit further time.

^A mix of online and on-country face-to-face learning.

§Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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Start: ## Month 2024
End: ## Month 2024*

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Duration: 30 hours
Length: 1 day per month over 5 months

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Delivery Mode: Blended^

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Price: $### GST excl.§

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Print Version: Coming soon