Duty of care: Work health and safety in education and care

By ECA Learning Hub



National Quality Standard
QA2Children’s health and safety
QA3Physical environment
QA7Governance and Leadership
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
4Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
6Engage in professional learning
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


ECA Learning Hub
The ECA Learning Hub team is based in Early Childhood Australia's National Office which is located in Canberra, Australia. Our small team develops professional development resources for educators and other professionals working with young children from birth to eight.


This course is suitable for individuals working in education and care settings in Australia. However, each individual in the workplace has a different level of responsibility in relation to work health and safety and an organisation will have specific policies outlining responsibilities.


After completing this course, you will:

  • Gain a general understanding of workplace responsibilities
  • Increase your understanding of individual responsibilities
  • Develop a practical understanding to fulfil these responsibilities.


Duration: 60 minutes