Work Health and Safety (WHS) Legislation

Everyone in a Senator or Member’s office has responsibilities under the WHS Act. Come along and find out what yours are.

WHS Legislation is a two hour tailored course on how WHSlaws apply to MOP(S) Act employees and how you can keep your office safer for everyone.

WHS Legislation will be delivered by Comcare, and representatives from the Department of Finance will be present to answer questions about specific services and arrangements for MOP(S) Act employees.

This session is beneficial for all MOP(S) Act employees looking to gain a greater understanding of their WHS responsibilities and protections.

Learning Outcomes

What will the session cover?

Topics covered in this course include:

  • an overview of Commonwealth WHS laws
  • health and safety duties under the WHS Act and what they mean for MOP(S) Act employees and their employing Senators and Members
  • WHS arrangements and procedures for MOP(S) Act employees, including how to access training or assistance and report incidents.


This course is available to all MOP(S) Act employees.

Cost of the Course

All courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 are provided free of charge. However, the costs of any travel by employees may be met from within your employing Senator or Member’s Electorate Support Budget.

Electorate employees of Senators and Members whose electorate offices are outside the greater metropolitan area of capital cities should check their entitlement to additional trips for training. Employees accessing these trips should clearly mark their Form 54: Travelling and/or Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim as being for attendance at PDP, to ensure that the costs are not debited against the Electorate Support Budget.

If you have any questions regarding your entitlement to travel, please contact the Staff Help Desk.


A minimum of four participants is required for each session. Participants are requested to register early to ensure a place in the session, as it is limited to 20.

To register please complete the registration details below and click on the 'Submit Registration' button.

Your registration will be confirmed by email.

For any enquires regarding the sessions, please email

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