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CPD35m of CPD
Total Rating(s)214
First Published
Updated27 March 2019
Expires 27 March 2021

Course Overview

This module outlines the principles of workplace health and safety, with a focus on:

  • Importance of workplace culture
  • Identification and assessment of risk
  • Avoiding hazards
  • Safe use of equipment and ergonomics
  • Manual handling
  • Self-care
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Australian laws and legislation
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify steps involved in managing workplace health and safety.
  • Describe and identify hazardous manual tasks.
  • Assess the risk of manual tasks.
  • Locate State/Territory workplace health and safety acts and regulations.
Target Audience

All staff who work in healthcare.

Validation of learning:

  • A written anecdote of your personal intervention in an unsafe work practice.
  • Reviewing the instruction manuals that relate to equipment used in your workplace.
  • A copy of relevant local State or Territory legislation.


This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.


Portrait of Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith
Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith

Dr Sally de-Vitry Smith is currently the National Program Manager of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program. This program targets Indigenous mothers and is part of the Australian Governments Closing the Gap Strategy. Sally has worked as the Nursing and Midwifery Advisor for the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, research midwife, Midwifery Course Coordinator and academic. She has worked in Cambodia as a Senior Midwifery Advisor, in high risk maternal foetal medicine in the United States and volunteered as a clinical midwife in Vanuatu. Sally has spoken at national and international conferences, written articles, book chapters and recently had her first book published. Sally’s interests include self-care for health professionals, epigenetics and the impact of early childhood adverse events on the life course. See Educator Profile

CPD35m of CPD
Total Rating(s)214
First Published
Updated27 March 2019
Expires 27 March 2021
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Learner Reviews

214 Total Rating(s)
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Sophia Gallop
07 Nov 2019

well presented and informative

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06 Nov 2019


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Cathie Barrington
16 Oct 2019

brief but very informative and well presented.

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Amanda Matthews
08 Oct 2019

Good content

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Colleen Brennan
01 Oct 2019

good reflection

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Carol Austin
26 Sep 2019

Succinct, easy to follow. Clear diagrams.

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Vicki Maree Fursey
25 Sep 2019


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Jaimie Collard
24 Sep 2019

Review showed some insight to high risk areas in the healthcare workplace setting as well as some postural tips for avoiding physical harm which I found relevant.

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Maryanne Hall
04 Sep 2019

Very good update

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Smeaton Smeaton
01 Sep 2019

A good concise and helpful resource