Work Health and Safety Training and Induction

Training and Induction

JCU’s Work Health and Safety Unit offers a range of training programs with the aim of providing useful and relevant health and safety related skills and knowledge; to enable staff to participate and contribute more effectively as a member of the JCU community and to assist in driving a positive safety culture at the University.

Please contact whstraining@jcu.edu.au to inquire about training or for further information about scheduled training courses.

Mandatory Work Health and Safety Training all Workers

All JCU workers, including casuals, and postgraduate students must complete the following WHS-PRO-004 Appendix 1 JCU WHS Mandatory Training

The JCU HSE Online Induction is divided into topics with questions after topics that are designed to confirm your understanding of the information provided.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online Only video - Within two days of commencement 30 minutes Every three years or when legislation changes

The Fire Evacuation Program (FEP) is an interactive online training, assessment and evacuation planning program which meets the requirements of the Queensland Fire Regulations and Australian Standards. You are required to complete the FEP for each building that you work in. You are also required to complete the FEP when you are relocated to work in another building.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online  - Within two days of commencement 20 minutes Annual

All staff are required to undertake general and site/work specific WHS Induction. Managers are responsible for ensuring that new staff receive this induction on their first day at work.  Both the manger and new staff member must sign the induction checklist and the supervisor must keep a copy for audit purposes.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Face to Face by Managers - Within 4 weeks of commencement Varies Once Only or when work area changes

All workers and postgraduate students are required to undertake RiskWare System Use - Incident & Hazard Reporting, Logging a Risk Assessment.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Practical Work Shop or Online Videos- within three months of commencement 60 or 20 minutes Once only

All workers and postgraduate students are required to undertake WHS Risk Management Fundamentals Training.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Practical Workshop or
Online Video
- Within three months of commencement
90 Face to face or
40 minutes video
Once only

Required by the WHS Officers only: University Council, Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, Provost, Chief of Staff, Pro Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellors, Directors, Deans of College and Executive Officer.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online - Within 4 weeks of commencement  20 minutes Every three years or when legislation change

Work Health and Safety Training

Work Health and Safety training that is organised by JCU WHS Unit is open to all staff and students to attend.  Some training session require an approval and can incur a cost as they are conducted by external training providers.

This course provides Manager/Supervisors with the skills and knowledge required to become familiar with their WHS responsibilities for management or supervision of staff.  There is no cost to participants.

This course provides a systematic and consistent approach to creating, managing and approving field trips in a controlled environment at JCU using the RiskWare Field Trip Module.  This sessions provides participants with knowledge of safety duty, obligations and responsibilities as well as identify key features of the RiskWare Field Trip Module.

  • All workers working with Biologicals or in an OGTR certified facility (PC1, PC2, PC3) As per WHS-PRO-009 Biosafety Procedure.
  • Speak to your supervisors to gain access to the Learn JCU Biosafety Community Organisation to complete this training
Training Time frameDuration Delivery ModeRefresher
Biosafety Before you start work with biological materials 30 minutes Online N/A
  • Any worker using S4, S7, S8, S9 Eg; antibiotics, dangerous poisons.
Training Time frameDuration Delivery ModeRefresher
Drugs and Poisons - under development Before you start work with drugs and poisons 15 minutes Online N/A
  • This course should be completed by those who persons transporting dangerous goods.  For example maintenance, workshop, field and lab workers.  Contact the WHS Training and Communications Advisor to register for this training.
Training Who/Time frameDuration Delivery ModeRefresher
Chemical Safety Training Hazardous Chemicals - Under development All Workers using chemicals
Before you start work with chemicals
15 minutes Online N/A
ChemWatch GoldFFX - JCU uses the ChemWatch GoldFFX Chemical Management System for all chemicals Any worker required to maintain ChemWatch manifests
Before you start work with chemicals
1 day or online Contact WHS Training and Communications Advisor N/A
Hazardous Material Containment Training Any worker required to clean up hazardous material spills Half Day Contact WHS Training and Communications Advisor N/A
  • Contact laboratory Managers for the lab for specific induction

Maintenance within COVID-19 Positive Room

Construction & Maintenance Contract Workers Induction Health and Safety

All contractors conducting minor or major works, shall complete the JCU online contractor work health and safety induction prior to the contractor attending the JCU workplace to commence work. Inductions must be refreshed every three years to remain current.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online  - Prior to commencing works on JCU workplace 20 minutes Every two years or when legislation changes

Induction for JCU Tenants

Commercial tenants of JCU property should watch the Tenants Induction video as part of their work health and safety obligations.