WHS Risk Management


This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out WHS Risk Management with-in an organisation.

Units of Competency:

Certificate IV WHS (Partial completion)

  • BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

Course Objectives:

This course is designed as a hands on workshop to give Managers and Supervisors of all sizes of organisations practical skills to:

  • Gain a better awareness into WHS Legislation and other relevant laws and how it affects the employers duty of care and due diligence to direct employees and others ie. contractors, visitors.
  • Assist in implementing a risk management program and understand the importance in relation to the WHS Management System
  • Development of appropriate attitudes to enable supervisors to effectively manage health and safety in their areas of responsibility.

Course Content:

WHS Introduction

  • Defining Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Financial and social implications of an unsafe workplace
  • Barriers to the implementation of WHS
  • Benefits of an WHS Management System

OHS & Other Relevant Legislation

  • What is Law?
  • WHS Legislative Framework
  • Duty of Care – Roles and Responsibilities within WHS
  • Due Diligence – WHS Management System
  • Enforcing Authorities
  • Reporting Notifiable Incidents
  • Other Relevant Legislation ie. Privacy, Discrimination, Injury Management etc

Risk Management Principles

  • What is Risk Management
  • Benefits of Risk Management
  • Identification of Hazards
  • Analyse Risks – risk assessment matrix
  • Risk Control
  • Monitor and Review

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors, managers and anyone who has the responsibility for WHS risk management with-in an organisation



Course Support Materials provided:

  • Course Notes and Handouts
  • WHS Legislation

Training Methods:

The course will be presented by group discussion, role plays, video, syndicate exercise, action plan development, case studies, audit practical exercises, lecture and report writing. The course is interactive and practical.

Course Assessment:

The assessment criteria for this course will be based on both informal and formal processes (as per  Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations) in line with requirements for competency based training.

The assessment methods used during the course will be:

  • Practical group exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Group/Individual Risk Management Exercise (completed after the two day workshop)


Statement of Attainment (part completion of the Certificate IV WHS) Units of competency achieved:

  • BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control




The units of competency are nationally recognised and are registered on the National Training Database website http://www.training.gov.au