WHS and Fieldwork Safety (WHHR30)

Course overview

This two hour course is designed to update staff and post-graduate students undertaking fieldwork and will be delivered by a subject matter expert from the Research School of Biology.

This training is valid for five years.

Who should attend

This course is designed for staff and post-graduate students who undertake fieldwork.  It is a mandatory requirement that supervisors of these staff and post-graduate students also undertake the training.

Key takeaways           

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will understand:

  • Travel approvals relating to fieldwork
  • Risk assessment process for fieldwork safety
  • Responsibilities for undergraduate students and volunteers participating in fieldwork

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • Fieldwork Safety procedures
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Composition of a fieldwork party
  • Requirements for undergraduate and volunteers for fieldwork
  • First aid requirements
  • Suitable clothing, PPE and communication devices


This course is free to ANU staff.

For non-attendance/cancellation of a course without fees, the following charges will apply, unless the registrant nominates a colleague who meets the eligibility criteria for the course to attend in their place:

a. Notification of cancellation received within 0 – 5 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to $100.00

Please note for non-attendance due to illness or caring responsibilities, reasonable evidence will be required to waive the non-attendance fee.


A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code
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