Commonwealth WHS Entry Permit Holders


Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Entry Permit Holders have an important role to play in unions, with a range of powers in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009.

About this course:


Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Entry Permit Holders have an important role to play in unions, with a range of powers in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009.

By completing this course, you will be able to apply for an entry permit under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cwth).

Course Audience:

Officials and Organisers

Course Delivery:

1 day (via zoom or in person)

Course Cost:

$220 (incld GST)

Digital Badge:

Yes - Digital badge awarded upon completion

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Upcoming Training Dates

Online via zoom (class times are in AEST)

Course start: 14/07/2022 9:00 am

Course end: 14/07/2022 5:00 pm

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Online via zoom (class times are in AEST)

Course start: 24/11/2022 9:00 am

Course end: 24/11/2022 5:00 pm

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Learning Outcomes:


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Outline the requirements for obtaining and maintaining a WHS entry permit;
  • Describe the circumstances under which a WHS-EPH can enter a workplace;
  • Outline the notification requirements before entering a workplace;
  • Explain the rights and obligations of a WHS-EPH when entering and while present at the workplace;
  • Explain the role of the regulator when right of entry is disputed;
  • Outline the requirements of an issues resolution procedure;
  • Explain the role of relevant parties in the issues resolution procedure;
  • Nominate the main duty holders and explain their duties;
  • Explain the consultation duties of PCBUs;
  • Explain the role of regulations and codes of practice in complying with duties;
  • Explain the significance of the requirements to manage risk under section 17;
  • Describe the role of consultation in risk management;
  • Explain the role of regulations, codes of practice and guidance material in managing risks.