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The value of WHS training

“When I’m at home, or even going for a walk, I feel empowered with the tools and skill set to know I can step in and help if something goes wrong, or prevent incidents from occurring.” 

Louise McKenzie, alumni of The Gordon, has leveraged her WHS training to make a conscious impact in her daily life, feeling ready and prepared to rise to everyday challenges and create a safer community.  

“This course helped me recognise that workplace health and safety is an integral part of every business. Led by experienced trainers, this well-developed and engaging course equipped me with invaluable skills and knowledge that I apply at work and in my daily life, which has benefitted both my career and personal safety,” she said.
Reflecting on her journey, Louise attributes her personal and professional growth to the comprehensive training she received during the course.
“When I’m at home, or even going for a walk, I feel empowered with the tools and skill set to know I can step in and help if something goes wrong or prevent incidents from occurring.
From a career perspective, my WHS certification has given me opportunities to take on further responsibilities within my workplace like becoming a Health and Safety Representative and I have no doubt more opportunities will present themselves in future”, said Louise.
The Gordon’s Program Lead, Susan Butler, explains the benefits of studying WHS for the development of essential skills, particularly when it comes to critical thinking.
“Our WHS program offers unique benefits that go beyond traditional work health safety training. The curriculum is designed to provide a holistic approach to workplace safety, covering essential areas such as incident and immediate response. This training equips students, like Louise, with the ability to handle critical situations effectively, ensuring they are prepared to act swiftly and competently when situations arise and prevent incidents from occurring on a daily basis.”
Enabling students to broaden their studies and outcomes across industries, studying a Diploma of WHS increases employability and includes elective units, such as learning how to manage work-related psychological health and safety.
“WHS training extends to studies in mental health and wellbeing, which is an aspect that people might not be aware of. This aspect of the training is crucial, as it addresses the often-overlooked elements of occupational health. By understanding and promoting mental health, students learn to create safer and more supportive work environments.
With many employers now asking for a Diploma of WHS, this course will broaden students’ leadership skills and help further their health and safety careers”, said Susan.
Are you looking for a career in work health and safety or wanting to upskill? Start studying WHS this July.