Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Work, Health and Safety for Managers and Supervisors Course

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Further Information

Centrally Organised Workshops at

  • Margaret Fairweather Education Space, Hackett Hall


Monday 17th June 2019

Number of places



David Thatcher, Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Highly recommended adjunct course:

It is highly recommended that participants also complete the ‘Mental Illness In the Workplace for Managers and Supervisors’ course in order to be aware of what is required to fulfil your legal obligations regarding supervising employees with a mental health issue or illness. Two course dates (July and November) have been aligned in 2015 to facilitate the courses to be completed together. Please note you will need to register for the two courses separately.

This course is for Managers and Supervisors of the University of Western Australia. It outlines their roles and responsibilities with respect to Work Health and Safety (WHS), Injury Management and Workers Compensation. This course is a blend of online and workshop sessions.

Participation is now monitored as part of the University’s Health and Safety Objectives and Targets.

  1. Online Component - must be completed by all participants
  2. Workshop Component
  3. Centrally Organised
  4. Local Workplace Organised

Online Component

There are five online modules:

  • WHS Legislation
  • Safety, Health and Wellbeing at UWA
  • Introduction to Hazard Management
  • Incident Reporting and Investigation
  • Workers Compensation and Injury Management

These modules are prerequisites to undertaking the four hour workshop session to complete the WHS for Managers and Supervisors course. In addition to the prerequisites listed, completion of the Online Health and Safety induction is required and should have been completed by all staff during their first week at the University.


Online unit enrolment

  1. Use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari web browser
  2. Go to Blackboard and log on
  3. Click on the Units tab
  4. Enter WHS for Managers and Supervisors in the search box
  5. Hover over unit title and click on the chevron (down arrow) to self-enrol

Should you require more information or if you experience difficulty go to UWA Learning Management System (LMS)

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Workshop Component

There are two types of workshops, Centrally Organised or Local Workplace Organised. Information on both can be found below, including guidance on how local workplaces can organise their own workshop.


For one of the centrally organised workshops complete the following form and select one of these dates:

  1. Monday 17/06/2019 Margaret Fairweather Education Space - 8:45am - 12:45pm

If available it is desirable to bring a laptop or tablet, which has been configured to connect to UniFi, for practical exercises.

Dates of future courses to be advised.

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Personal Details

Date you will attend



Where the workplace is organising a workshop please follow local communication on date, time and location. If available it is desirable to bring
a laptop or tablet, which has been configured to connect to UniFi, for practical exercises.


Guidance for Local Workplace Organised workshops:

  • Unless previously arranged, a minimum number of ten participants is required
  • The workplace will need to provide:
    • a suitable location
    • audio visual, including computer, projector and speakers
    • access to Unifi
    • attendance list
  • Communicate details of workshop to the participants including information on the online component
  • Arrange a suitable date and time with Safety, Health and Wellbeing

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