BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety


This qualification is suitable for people 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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
  • Participate in hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Participate in WHS communication, consultation and issue resolution
  • Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations
  • Assist with responding to incidents, and write simple documents
  • Organise workplace information, work effectively with diversity
  • Communicate in the workplace

Who Should Attend?

This qualification is suitable for people in a work health and safety (WHS) role who may or may not work under supervision. They may provide guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for safety. The qualification reflects the role of workers who have responsibilities with regards to safety in their area or work team. This qualification is also suitable for those who wish to commence a career as a Safety Officer, or who would like to gain an understanding of workplace safety for their organisation.


Units of Competency (Core Units)

BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
BSBWHS303 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
BSBWHS305 Contribute to WHS issue resolution
PUAWER001B Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations

Elective Units

BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents


How will participants be assessed and what will they receive?

Your competencies will be assessed through completion of workbook questioning, activities, and workplace projects.  You are allocated a trainer who will be your support for the duration of your studies. The time required to undertake the assessments will depend on your experience, literacy, skills and workplace resources, so cannot be estimated.

Upon successful completion of the assessments you will receive the BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety qualification.

How Long Will It Take?

Please note your enrolment in this qualification is for a set period, and will expire automatically after one year. If you have not completed your qualification in this time, an extension may be granted, however this will depend on how much progress has already been made in your studies.

Once a qualification has expired, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for any units which were completed during the enrolment timeframe. After expiry, you may re-enrol for another year for an additional fee, however this must be done within 6 months of the expiry date, and will be subject to qualification currency. After 6 months, full price will be payable. Please refer to our Student Handbook for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your history of study, skills and experience can be taken into account but it must support the criteria included in the units of competency. Documentary evidence will be required. If you wish to RPL contact us, and we will provide you with our RPL kit.


How to Enrol

If you wish to enrol in the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety, an enrolment form may be downloaded from our website. Fill in and fax, email or post a completed enrolment form back to Total Management and Training along with payment.

This qualification may be undertaken as a Traineeship which attracts Australian Government Incentives for your employer of up to $4,000 for eligible trainees. Please ask for further information or view our Traineeship information under the funding tab on our website. Those undertaking traineeships may also access the study via User Choice funding.

Dedicated Course

If you would like to run a dedicated course for your organisation, we can deliver on-site classroom training. Please contact us for pricing.



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