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Comcare's Guide to Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace


The (Cth) Work Health Safety Act 2011 requires that PCBUs must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all people at the workplace are not exposed to health and safety risks from the work carried out by that business or undertaking. PCBUs in general have a good understanding of preventing and managing the risks of physical harm to workers, but many find identifying and managing risks to psychological health challenging.

This course focuses on preventing psychological harm to workers using a risk management approach. Participants will consider potential hazards in their own workplaces that arising from work related stress, job design, organisational change and poor workplace relationships.

Early intervention to manage psychosocial risks will be explored, with the anticipation that participants return to their workplaces and influence the review and improvement of existing work health safety management systems.

The session also concentrates on providing support for coworkers with psychological health concerns. This includes both encouraging managerial support and providing workplace adjustments, modifications and suitable duties. High level requirements of employers under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 will also be discussed in relation to workers compensation in the Commonwealth jurisdiction.


This course is targeted towards those in Work Health Safety,  Human Resources and leadership roles in the Commonwealth jurisdiction.


Half Day (3.5 hours)


To register for this course  and for all Comcare scheduled training costs, please refer to the Registration page of our website.

For  in-house delivery, please contact for a quote.

Delivery options

CityDate of course TimeApply By
Canberra5 March 20209.00am - 12.30pm20 February 2020
Melbourne25 March 20209.00am - 12.30pm11 March 2020
Brisbane1 April 20209.00am - 12.30pm18 March 2020
Sydney3 June 20209.00am - 12.30pm20 May 2020

Expression of Interest

If you are interested in this course, but it is not scheduled in a location near you, express your interest by completing our expression of interest online form, once we receive the minimum number of 6 participants we will schedule the desired course in your preferred location. We will do our best to meet your needs.

Course outline

Page last updated: 15 Nov 2019