This qualification reflects the role of individuals performing work health and safety (WHS) duties in addition to their main duties. They may provide technical advice and support to a team and apply a range of competencies in varied work contexts. It provides the skills and knowledge required to contribute to a variety of WHS tasks.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no specific academic entry requirements for this qualification.
Applicants for the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety are expected to:
- Be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, email programs and internet search engines
- Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.
The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:
- Having completed secondary school to year 11;
- Successful employment in a position that required use of computers in an office situation;
- Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;
- Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.
Work Placement Requirements
Other Course Requirements
Students are required to complete the written/online assessments outside of class time, which depending on the students underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6-10 hours per week
External students require access to a computer and internet access
Course length is 18 months
Delivery Modes Available
- Online delivery
Total course cost is $2,000.00
Total number of units = 11
6 core units plus
5 elective units, of which:
3 units must be from the elective units below
2 units may be from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
If not listed, 1 elective unit may be selected from a Certificate II or Certificate IV from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
BSBWHS309 Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes
BSBWHS310 Contribute to WHS issue-resolution processes
BSBWHS331 Participate in identifying and controlling hazardous chemicals
PUAFER001 Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations
BSBINS302 Organise workplace information
PUAFER004 Respond to facility emergencies
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills
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