Medicinal Cannabis Workplace Health and Safety Course

Medicinal Cannabis Workplace Health and Safety Course

Medicinal Cannabis Industry: Workplace Health and Safety Training

Our new online training courses for the global Cannabis Sector include a Medicinal Cannabis Industry Overview, Cannabis Workplaces and Zones, Workplace Health and Safety, Security Requirements, Botany Basics, and Cultivating Medicinal Cannabis (6 recently-released eLearning modules). 

These eLearning modules are the first 6 modules in a 12-module online learning series covering basic training requirements for personnel entering the Medicinal Cannabis Industry.

  • These modules can be taken individually or in packages of 6 modules or 12 modules.
  • Modules 1-6 are available now and Modules 7-12 are being released in May and June 2020 (they will be automatically added to your cart if you purchase the entire 12-part series).

They are best taken sequentially in a series of 6 or 12 modules and must be combined with site-specific training and direct Supervision given the high value of cannabis crops.

  • Vendors, investors, personnel, contractors, licence applicants and entrepreneurs are encouraged to complete the entire 12 part series
  • Order the online cannabis industry training courses — and get started today!

Cannabis Industry Induction training

Who should take these courses?

  • These online training courses are suitable for use as cannabis industry employee induction courses and pre-employment training courses.
  • They are ideal for industry job seekers and crop maintenance personnel wanting to enhance their careers by gaining more knowledge of the industry and who need better understandings of industry regulations (GACP, GMP, recordkeeping, more)

These courses are also ideal for cannabis organisations responsible for hiring or training new personnel, vendors or contractors about the specifics of the industry including regulations.

Cannabis Training Course packages can help a variety of stakeholders understand the unique requirements of the cannabis cultivation industry. This includes helping personnel or investors understand considerations relating to initial site selection, workflows, licence and permit responsibilities and more.

  • Topics include workplace zones and operating procedures, health and safety considerations, security requirements, botany and cultivation basics including introducing GACP and GMP compliance requirements.
  • Start-up operations, investors and entrepreneurs who require a better understanding of regulations and site selection in the medicinal cannabis industry are encouraged to complete the entire 12-part series.
  • Any individual interested in the cannabis sector can purchase and complete these courses (Certificate Courses on successful completion of a final assessment). On sites, however, they need to be combined with on-the-job training and direct Supervision for anyone who has direct responsibilities in the sector, including harvesting contractors, crop maintenance workers, suppliers/vendors, laboratory technicians, R&D teams, and warehouse/distribution personnel.

These courses may also suit individuals currently exploring job opportunities in the cannabis sector.

Business owners, investors and Cultivars seeking to apply for a Cultivation or Medicinal Pharmaceutical Manufacturing licence or permit will also benefit from the cannabis industry insights offered in these online training modules.

What industry-specific industry knowledge will be helpful if you’re planning to enter a job opening in the Medicinal Cannabis Industry?

Introducing our Medicinal Cannabis Industry online training series.

Our Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Academy (MCCA) online training series Modules 1 through 6 are now available

  • Cannabis Industry educational training course packages for people entering the Medicinal Cannabis Sector.
  • This new 12 module eLearning series includes two packages of 6 modules each.

Who should take these courses?

These eLearning courses are suitable for Medicinal Cannabis Sector jobseekers, cultivators, botanists, researchers, gardeners, security professionals and recruiting firms engaging with the cannabis industry in Australia, New Zealand, or anywhere around the globe.

Ideal for new employee inductions including introducing GACP and GMP regulations.

Suitable for anyone with an interest in the global cannabis sector or who is applying for industry job openings in the cannabis sector OR currently working in the sector and wanting to expand their knowledge and career options.

Will I get a qualification?

There is no formal qualification for medicinal cannabis at this time; although some countries are designing 4-year cultivation-based qualifications.

However, you will receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion for these training modules (one Certificate per module) upon successful completion of the Final Assessment for that module.

If you complete 12 modules successfully, you’ll receive 12 downloadable Certificates of Completion to add to your employment file OR to attach with your job applications (if applying for jobs in the cannabis sector).

  • Module 1, the foundational course for the Cannabis Industry Overview (eMCCA101), discusses cannabis industry legal changes, GMP compliance and regulations.
  • Module 2 overviews Medicinal Cannabis Sector Workplaces and Zones; introducing the concept of workflows and standard operating procedure (SOPs).
  • Module 3 introduces Workplace Health & Safety considerations specific to cannabis sector managers, contractors and personnel.
  • Module 4 provides a synopsis of the strict Medicinal Cannabis Security requirements that apply to cannabis cultivation and pharmaceutical production operations and cannabis business licence holders.
  • Module 5 gives learners an overview of Botany and introduces regulations of GMP and GACP when working with medicinal crops.
  • Module 6 helps learners understand Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation and crop care basics, including understanding climate controls required to cultivate a cannabis crop for medicinal purposes and which plant stressors to avoid to minimise crop failure risks and green waste.

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Can anyone take these Cannabis Industry education courses?

  • Yes, these courses are available online and anyone can register to attend.
  • Cost: $300 USD for a bundle of 6 courses (discount series package) or $600 USD for all 12 modules.

Disclaimer: These online induction training courses are for education purposes only. They are designed to be combined with specific onsite training and Supervision, and region-specific training, delivered by appropriately trained onsite personnel.

They are not to be used for decision-making nor for any other purposes other than orientation/induction training as part of a comprehensive learning program managed by the Operator, Quality Manager and/or other onsite WHS Management.

Find out more about these online courses (click here for Series 1).

Medicinal Cannabis Workplaces & Zones

Newly released online courses designed specifically for Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing sectors.  

Snapshot of the Workplaces & Zones eLearning Course for Medicinal Cannabis Sector: Module 2 of 12

Medicinal Cannabis Workplaces & Zones, including an overview of Job Roles in the Cannabis Industry

  • Module 2 highlights the importance of site selection and the benefits of access-restricted zones and strategic processes/SOPs.
  • This module (eMCCA102) also provides an overview of job roles in the cannabis sector.
  • Includes industry-specific information on job role responsibilities and cannabis industry recruitment requirements per licencing and permit regulations.

Online courses are available individually or as part of a 6-course eLearning series package for the Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Sector.

All eLearning is specifically for education purposes only.

  • This module should be combined with onsite cannabis industry training by the employee’s Supervisors and/or Medicinal Cannabis Business Owners.
  • Prerequisites:
    • eMCCA101: Medicinal Cannabis Industry Overview (Module 1 of 12)
    • Recommended but not required: GMP01, GMP02 or Golden Rules of GMP

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Medicinal Cannabis Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)

Snapshot of the Workplace Health & Safety eLearning Course for Medicinal Cannabis Sector: Module 3 of 12

Medicinal Cannabis WHS

  • Module 3 overviews specific medicinal cannabis workplace health and safety considerations in the cannabis industry (WHS/WH&S).
  • This module should be combined with specific regional training in WHS including onsite training.
  • Prerequisites:
    • eMCCA101: Medicinal Cannabis Industry Overview (Module 1 of 12)
    • eMCCA102: Medicinal Cannabis Workplaces & Zones (Module 2 of 12)
    • Recommended but not required: GMP01, GMP02 or Golden Rules of GMP

To learn more about the other Cannabis Industry eLearning courses and online employee induction training options and jobseeker training courses for the industry, visit the course detail pages.


Medicinal Cannabis Industry Orientation Training including WHS and Security Courses: Special discounted bundle offer for 6 online training courses.

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