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The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA): What it Means for Your Organisation

Starts Sep 21, 2021
5.0 credits

$599 Enrol

Full course description


21 September 2021


1 Day*

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GST excl.

Safety leaders play a vital role in safety performance. Understand the day-to-day challenges employees face and learn the importance of creating a culture of safety in your work place.

An effective safety culture is imperative to any business. Safety leaders play an essential role in the management of worker health and safety and fostering a culture of safety within an organisation.

The new Western Australian Work Health and Safety Act 2020 represents the most significant reform to occupational health and safety law in nearly forty years. It introduces new concepts of duty holders, broader approaches to workplace participation, safety corporate governance and higher penalties. These changes put workplace safety at the forefront of corporate decision making.

In this one-day credential, you will gain a deeper understanding of the new laws in a simple and concise manner, gain insight into how the new legislation looks to the individual and learn lessons from historical prosecution and penalties to prevent injuries and accidents in your workplace.

In this credential you will be provided with:

  • gain a foundation understanding of the core laws of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act)
  • understand obligations under the work health and safety legislation in Western Australia
  • understand the role of a health and safety 'officer' and the importance of creating a safety culture
  • understand psychosocial health and safety, and an employer' obligations in the workplace
  • gain a snapshot of research evidence into the relationship between well-being and workplace practices and culture
  • learn the implications of the WHS Act by exploring how the new legislation has been tested interstate
  • learn about hazards in the workplace through examining historical state prosecutions and penalties.

What you will gain from this Credential

Successful completion of this credential earns a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your skill mastery in Workplace safety leadership.


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This credential provides intermediate knowledge and skills in a discipline, and usually requires some prior learning or experience.


You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with AQF Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.

What should you bring to this Credential?

Learning materials will be provided to you through the teaching of this credential and via Canvas, our Learning Management System. Learners are welcome to bring devices such as laptops and tablets to class, as well as any content they believe will contribute to the learning environment.

Where will my learning experience be held?

Our face to face and blended credentials, are delivered from our Curtin Campuses.

Creating and Leading a Safe Workplace Culture will be delivered from:

Curtin’s Perth City Campus
137 St Georges Terrace
Perth Western Australia 6000

Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what’s most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:


Develop positive, sustainable, resilient and inclusive traits to guide your life, career, and organisational directions. Learn what it takes to motivate and inspire in a contemporary business setting.

Keen to explore offering this credential to your team or company? 
Email us at or call  9266 4555

*This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity.
^Face-to-face learning.