About Safe Work College – Work Health & Safety Training Queensland

Safe Work College was established in 1990 to provide quality work health and safety training throughout Queensland.

Since that time, the College has trained thousands of health and safety representatives, work health and safety officers, supervisors and managers, Health and Safety Committee members, and others – all of whom have gained additional experience and skills to help make Queensland workplaces safer.

Contemporary research shows that undertaking WHS training –

  • reduces the number of accidents and injuries in the workplace
  • improves employee morale and motivation
  • improves communication between employees and management
  • reduces workers’ compensation claims
  • reduces staff turnover

Types of WHS Training

Safe Work College operates from our main premises in South Brisbane with access to three professional training rooms. We also provide training in regional centres throughout Queensland and can conduct in-house training for workplaces on demand.

Our approved Queensland based HSR training and Comcare HSR training are run in partnership between Safe Work College and ATUI.

Safe Work College also offers health and safety training for Health and Safety Committees around their role and purpose, as well as for workplaces on how to manage the risk of psychosocial hazards such as workloads, fatigue, violence and aggression, and harassment to implement the strategies outlined in the Queensland Code of Practice in a practical way. Other training includes for WHS Entry Permit Holders under the WHS Regulation (Qld).

Health and Safety Representatives Support Service

Health and Safety Representatives who have been trained through Safe Work College can also access our HSR Support Service, a service funded by the WHS Regulator in Queensland.

One of the purposes of the HSR Support Service is to provide post training resources for Health and Safety Representatives through web-based and information subscription services. Health and Safety Representatives can also contact the Service for advice and information about their role, functions, or compliance related matters.

You can access the HSR Support Service, including contact details here https://www.qldunions.com/health-safety-support

Our Trainers and Key Professional staff

Safe Work College has a team of quality and professional trainers and support staff who are available to deliver our training courses and provide you with professional advice or consultancy services.

Scott Zackeresen (Principal Trainer) Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Lana Conic (WHS Trainer) Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Health Science

Rebecca Keys (WHS Trainer) Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate of Mediation Skills, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Kylie Muscat (HSR Support Service State Coordinator) Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Nate Tosh (Advisor) Bachelor of Environmental Science, Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Jan Clarke (Office Administration)