Psychosocial hazards at work are aspects of work and situations that may cause a stress response which in turn can lead to psychological or physical harm. These hazards relate to how work is organised, social factors at work and aspects of the work environment, equipment, and hazardous tasks.
Psychosocial risk relates to the potential of these types of hazards to cause several types of outcomes on individual health and safety and well-being and on organisational performance and sustainability.
It is important that psychosocial risks are managed in a manner consistent with other WHS risks, through an WHS management system, and integrated into the organisation’s broader business processes.
Psychosocial risks can have a negative or, where managed, a positive impact:
- Poor health and associated conditions,
- Cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, anxiety,
- depression, sleep disorders, and associated health behaviours,
- Substance abuse, unhealthy eating, and
- Reduction in job satisfaction, commitment, and productivity.
Negative outcomes (impact) for the organisation:
- Includes increased costs due to absence from work,
- Reduced turnover or service quality,
- Increased recruitment and retraining costs,
- Workplace investigations and litigation, and
- Damage to the organisation’s reputation.
Positive outcomes for worker and organisation:
- Improved job satisfaction,
- Improved worker engagement,
- Increased productivity,
- Increased innovation, and
- Organisational sustainability can be achieved.
This course aligns with ISO 45003:2021 Psychological health and safety at work and uses ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems to assist in developing a management system approach.
This will be suited to the following job roles:
- Work Health and Safety Manager,
- Human Resources Manager,
- Work Health and Safety Advisor, or
- Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU).
Must have knowledge of how to undertake Work Health and Safety risk assessments and develop hazard registers. Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is desirable.
Participants may be a minimum age of 18 years to attend.
Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy as our courses combine plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing the skills that will be needed in their job role.
If you believe you will need assistance due to your LLN skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training.
All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar).
USI Number Requirements:
All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.
The full course is a combined delivery structure and comprises of a five (5) day (8 hour) in-class practical course, followed by self-paced homework. Units may be selected and attended as stand-alone.
The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.
All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists
Units of competency to be completed for this course
Five (5) day course
||Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
||Contribute to organisational mental health response in the context of disruptive events
||Support organisational response to disruption
||Manage personal health and wellbeing
||Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents