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Teachers' Toolbox

The Teachers' Toolbox provides a comprehensive nine-lesson course that supports teachers in providing work health and safety (WHS) information for secondary students.

This toolbox is consistent with the requirements of the Workplace Learning Guidelines 2004. It also complements online learning programs such as Passport to Safety.

The Teachers' Toolbox provides:

  • Nine sequential presentations
  • Teaching notes for each presentation
  • Student activities
  • Case studies
  • Links to further resources.

The topics progress from basic through to more complex concepts and it is recommended that the course be provided sequentially. The topics covered are:

  1. Health and safety is important at work
  2. Employer responsibilities to protect workers
  3. Employee rights and responsibilities
  4. Identifying, understanding and controlling workplace hazards
  5. Recognising and protecting yourself from a range of hazards
  6. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  7. Emergency procedures
  8. Work-related injury and illness
  9. Workplace hazardous substances

The comprehensive teaching notes may be used as a lesson plan to support each presentation. The notes provide talking points for the presenter and culminate in student activities provided in the toolbox.

The Teachers' Toolbox is designed to be a flexible resource that can complement existing lesson plans, or be used as a standalone program. The course complements related resources and programs, including:

  • VET schools
  • South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Accountability Framework Learning Areas such as society and environment, design and technology, health and physical education
  • Personal Learning Plans.

Download the Teachers' Toolbox (Zip 121mb)