Training courses

The University of Wollongong is committed to providing appropriate training to ensure employee, students, contractors and visitors have the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfil their WHS obligations. There are 3 categories of WHS training:

  1. Generic WHS Training - skills and knowledge which is commonly required, for example induction training, WHS risk management training, evacuation procedures.
  2. Risk Specific WHS Training – training required for those persons conducting activities with a specific risk to health and safety or a verification activity, for example first aid training, biosafety, radiation safety training, hazardous substances training.
  3. Task Specific WHS Training - skills which are required depending on the specific hazards and risk, for example local process, operating equipment & plant.

Information on WHS training courses is located on the PODs Staff Development Calendar (Intranet).

Online training courses

The WHS unit has developed a number of generic and risk specific training course which are available to both staff and students.

Online generic WHS courses (applicable to everyone)

Risk specific training courses (may be applicable based on role)

Note: If you need manual enrolment into an online course by the WHS Unit:

Face to face WHS training - How to enrol

Staff: You are able to nominate for most WHS courses through Web Kiosk. (Note: The Course Schedule in Web Kiosk is presented in Course Category order. See Staff Development Calendar or advertising email for the relevant category).

Staff of Associated Organisations (eg UOW Enterprises, UOW Pulse, UniActive), complete a Course Nomination form and email to (only for staff without access to Web Kiosk).

Students: Please complete the Course Nomination for Students Form and submit to PODS on 4221 5361 or

You will receive an email from PODS one week prior to the course advising whether or not you have secured a place.

For further information on a course or how to enrol in a training course please contact Professional and Organisational Development Services (PODS).

For students want to access information on the list of WHS Training available, please visit our WHS Training Schedule 2020. It is important to discuss any training opportunity with your supervisor prior to enrolling.