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Psychosocial Health And Safety In The Workplace

Course Overview

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,
  • Turnover,
  • 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.

The Psychosocial Health and Safety in the workplace 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.


Learning Outcomes

  • Establish requirements for managing work-related psychological health and safety
  • Identify and record work-related psychosocial hazards in the workplace
  • Assess the risks of identified work-related psychosocial hazards and apply controls
  • Establish business risk and potential impact in the context of organisational disruption
  • Managing psychological health and safety
  • Communication and consultation in response to a disruptive event
  • Provide support to employees experiencing psychological distress
  • Identify disruptive events and their impact on organisation
  • Assess and respond to organisational disruption
  • Maintain a supportive work environment during organisational disruption
  • Identify a health and wellbeing framework
  • Develop and implement personal health and wellbeing strategy

Career Outcomes

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.

Course Structure

The full Psychosocial Health and Safety in the workplace 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 psychosocial health and safety 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

BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety 1 day

This unit or experience in risk assessment is required to complete BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety

BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management 1 day

These units are for managers or supervisors who are responsible for developing and managing response procedures within their organisation

BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing 1 day
BSBWHS432X Contribute to organisational mental health response in the context of disruptive events 2 days
BSBOPS407X Support organisational response to disruption


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete practical assessments and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Physical Requirements:

There are no physical requirements for this course.

Language Skills:

All students must be able to demonstrate an accurate verbal report which would be given to emergency services or a workplace supervisor.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued following successful completion of the psychosocial health and safety course and can be used to seek credit transfer towards achieving an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification.


Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessor. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee)

Course Fees

Selection 1: $600 per person ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety 1 day

Selection 2: $250 per person ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management 1 day

Selection 3: $600 per person ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing 1 day
BSBWHS432X Contribute to organisational mental health response in the context of disruptive events 2 days
BSBOPS407X Support organisational response to disruption


Please contact us for any further options of course content.

RPL – $700 ($250 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $200 each, unless otherwise discussed

Group bookings – please contact us for pricing.

Fees include all assessments and resources required in the classroom. Students should wear appropriate clothing to kneel and bend in to complete the practical.

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the caliber you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Cancellation policy

We are unable to refund monies for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

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