From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Welcome to safe@work, a health and safety resource package for secondary school students undertaking work experience.

This resource is designed to help you improve your knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety matters before you go to a work place. It will help you understand occupational health and safety hazards and laws, and offers practical solutions to some common health and safety problems.

Employers provide students with valuable opportunities to gain experience in the work-place. It is important to understand that employers have responsibilities towards you, and that you also have responsibilities towards them.

safe@work consists of:

General Module

The General Module is designed for secondary students who undertake workplace learning programs, for example, work experience. The module will introduce important facts about health and safety laws and common hazards. Students should complete the General Module before moving on to complete any of the Industry Modules.

Students undertaking structured workplace learning are required to complete the appropriate OHS module from their VET qualification before commencing a work placement. The material on this website may be used to support the delivery of OHS material for students undertaking structured workplace learning.

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Review Module

The Review Module allows secondary school students to refresh their memory of the main information in the General Module before they complete one or more Industry Modules. Students are only required to complete this module if 12 months or more have elapsed since they first completed the General Module.

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Industry Modules

Each of the fourteen Industry Modules contains more detailed information on the main hazards specific to each industry.

If you would like to complete an Industry Module relevant to your part-time work, you can do so either in class time or out of class on your own initiative.

For more information, see:

Self-Assessment Tests

There are separate tests for the General Module and each Industry Module. Each module contains several sections. You should work through a module, reading and studying the information, before you attempt a self-marking multiple-choice test.

Before you start the questions, it is important to type your name and the name of the school on the computer screen exactly as you want it to appear on your Award of Attainment. We ask you to provide these details so that you can be issued with the Award of Attainment.

There are Awards of Attainment for the General Module and each Industry Module that can be printed when you answer at least 12 out of 16 questions correctly.

and each Industry Module that can be printed when you answer at least 12 out of 16 questions correctly.

The Awards of Attainment recognise your understanding of basic occupational health and safety information and can be kept in your portfolio once signed by the school.

For more information, see: Self Assessment Tests


Student Activities - these can be printed and are designed to be either completed in class with your teacher, or by yourself.

Student Workbook contains suggested class activities and homework tasks.

For more information, see: Resources

More Information

If you have any questions about safe@work or would like to provide feedback, please contact the Pathways and Participation Division (