Hazardous Substances Awareness Course

Conducted by our experienced HAZMAT Technicians this course is designed to give participants an in-depth knowledge of the issues related to working with and around hazardous substances and dangerous goods in the workplace. This course is designed to enable employers to meet their Work Health and Safety (WHS) obligations by providing the relevant knowledge and practical training to enable their workers to avoid the dangers and risks associated with the storage and use of hazardous substances and dangerous goods in the workplace.

Face to Face

6 hours


3 hours

Enhanced Online


$135 per person

Contact us for corporate / group pricing options.


Statement of Attendance (Non-Accredited)

Competency Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attendance.

This is not an accredited course; however it does provide the theory and underpinning knowledge required to use hazardous substances safely.

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 6 hours full face to face course
  • Refresher: 3 hours full face to face course
Course Delivery Options

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration

Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy.

Course Content and Assessment

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Definitions of hazardous substances
  • Routes of entry
  • Health effects
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sources of information
  • Hazardous substances and dangerous goods labelling
  • Emergency procedures
  • Managing risks
  • Understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Storage of hazardous substances
  • Signage requirements
Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Student Information

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Handbook.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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