About teaching OHS

The experience of work and learning in the workplace is increasingly becoming an important part of compulsory and post compulsory education. Workplace learning activities assist students to develop a realistic understanding of the world of work, including understanding employer expectations, developing employability skills, and exploring career options.

Students can undertake workplace learning through work experience or structured workplace learning.

Before young people go into the workplace for work experience or structured workplace learning it is important that they have knowledge and understanding of workplace health and safety.  By clicking on the links on the left you will a summary of the requirements related to work experience and structured workplace learning. Go to the Department of Education and Training’s website at

Find out how four innovative teachers develop their student's understanding of OHS - WorkABLE OHS Teachers at Work.