Course Description

Welcome to “Follow Work Health & Safety Policies”, an online course suitable for Gymnastics Clubs across Australia. Where sanctioned by the appropriate State Association, Technical Members will be able to receive 2 updating points for the completion of this course.

This course provides you with knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify which Clubs are required to comply with new WHS legislation
  • Establish a consultative club community for WHS issues
  • Undertake hazard and risk assessments for WHS
  • Comply with new WHS legislation

Gymnastics Victoria requires each Affiliated Club to nominate two health and safety representatives to complete this course, for which complimentary access will be provided. Contact Gymnastics Victoria at for access.

Gymnastics Victoria acknowledges the help of the following Gymnastics Clubs who have contributed to the development of this course:

- Eastern Gymnastics Club
- Eclipse Gymnastics
- Waverley Gymnastics Centre
- BTYC Gymnastics

Good luck completing the course!

*Please note that prices listed are in USD

Gymnastics Victoria

Gymnastics Victoria is the Victorian Government recognised peak organisation for gymnastics in Victoria and is a member of VicSport (the peak body for State Sport Organisations in Victoria), the Victorian Olympic Council and the Victorian Commonwealth Games Association. Gymnastics Victoria is an inclusive organisation working towards a vision of gymnastics for all Victorians, and provides gymnastics pathways from fundamental movement programs to Olympic Games and World Championships.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Work Safely

    • Identify relevant organisational policies and procedures

    • WHS legislation hierarchy

    • Presentation - Legislation Framework

    • Making the new model Health and Safety act law

    • On-the-job health and safety policies and procedures

    • Presentation - Communication

    • Codes of Practice

    • Presentation - Codes of Practice

    • WHS History & Codes of Practice

    • Case Study - David's Cross-Border Club

    • Case Study - Linda and Julie's Shared Duty

  • 2

    Managing WHS in the Workplace

    • Step 1: Commit to workplace health and safety

    • Step 2: Planning

    • Step 3: Consultation

    • Consultation & Checklists

    • WHS Committees

    • WHS Obligations & Consultation

    • Managing tasks with hazards

    • Risk assessment for hazardous tasks

    • Step 4: Develop policies, procedures and other work instructions

    • Workplace Procedures

    • Case Study - Facility Manager Mark's Big Event

    • Case Study - Yasimin's Mobile Gymnastics Classes

    • Case Study - Alison's Contractor Management

  • 3

    Safety Reports and Procedures

    • Identify and report safety issues

    • Incident Report Documentation

    • Presentation - Notifiable Incidents

    • Safety Procedures, Emergency Plans & First Aid

    • Safety & Reporting

    • Good Housekeeping

    • Equipment Checks

    • Equipment & Pre-start Checks

    • Case Study - Supervisor Rob's Risk Management Issue

    • Case Study - Supervisor Louisa's Near Miss Incident

    • Case Study - Club Administrator Sally's First Day

    • Case Study - Tim's Health & Safety Representative role

    • Case Study - Stephanie's Manual Handling Issue

  • 4

    Minimise risks to personal and public safety

    • Creating a safe environment for gymnasts

    • Create a safe and inclusive club environment

    • Potentially dangerous situations

    • Staff Inductions

    • Risk Minimisation

    • Case Study - Madison's Bad Day

Manual Handling