Hazardous Substance Awareness

The Hazardous Substance Awareness course provides participants with the knowledge needed to work safely in areas where there are hazardous substances. It promotes an understanding of the potential hazards and associated control methods, including the use of personal protective equipment.

Duration: 2 hours

Who should attend

The Hazardous Substance Awareness course is suitable for workers in all resource industries, including coal and metalliferous mining, petroleum and gas, drilling and construction.

Course delivery and assessment

The Hazardous Substance Awareness course is delivered within a face-to-face classroom environment and involves group exercises. Participants will be required to complete a written assessment. On successful completion of the course and assessment, participants will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

Course content

  • Definitions of hazardous substances
  • Routes of entry
  • Health effects
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sources of information


  • Course materials
  • Statement of Completion