Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Fieldwork Safety (WHSC07)

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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.


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.

Learning Outcomes

This course will cover the topics:

  • 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.

  1. 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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