BSB30715 – Certificate III In Work Health And Safety


This qualification is suitable for skilled operators who take on Work Health and Safety (WHS) responsibilities 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

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

Not required

Licencing Requirements

Not required

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

Course length is 18 months

Course Locations

Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs, Adelaide, Online

Delivery Modes Available

  • Full-time or part-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator
  • External delivery
  • Online delivery

Course Fees

Total course cost is $2,500.00 or $2,000.00 for online delivery

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 10

5 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.

Suggested Units

BSBWHS302             Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

BSBWHS303             Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

BSBSUS401               Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWHS304             Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

BSBWHS305             Contribute to WHS issue resolution

BSBCMM201             Communicate in the workplace

BSBDIV301                Work effectively with diversity

PUAWER001B           Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations

BSBWHS406             Assist with responding to incidents

PUAWER004B           Respond to workplace emergencies


If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697

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