Learn the basics of work health and safety and keep your co-workers safe

*No longer accepting enrolments for this course*

Do you take on health and safety responsibilities in addition to your main duties at work?  Are you on a health and safety committee? Or in a trade or specialist profession that requires some knowledge of work health and safety practices? If you answered yes then our Certificate III in Work Health and Safety can help you achieve your goals.

Although not mandatory, some first aid experience or basic knowledge would be useful. But being keen to learn new skills is more important!

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UPDATED COURSE
  • National Code

    BSB30715

  • Course duration

    Complete your course within 6 to 12 months

  • Nationally recognised

    Registered Training Organisation
    [RTO 40766]

  • Prerequisites

    None

  • Delivery Mode

    Online

Our students find jobs in all areas of industry. Career opportunities that exist relating to this course include:

  • Human Resources Practitioner
  • Site Supervisor
  • Work Health & Safety Committee Member
  • Work Health & Safety Representative

Modules

  • Preparing the workplace

  • 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
  • Sustaining a safe environment

  • BSBWHS305 Contribute to WHS issue resolution
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • PUAWER001 Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations
  • WHS teamwork principles

  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • WHS professional development

  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

Once you've finished your Certificate III in Work Health and Safety with Open Training Institute you may be eligible for credit towards some university courses, such as a bachelor’s degree. 

Credit is given when an education institution can determine that you’ve already completed the Unit of Competency taught in a part of a course they offer. Because of that, successfully applying for credit often allows you to finish a course more quickly. 

Credit for university-level courses

The Certificate III in Work Health and Safety may make you eligible for credit towards a university-level course that you’re interested in. If you’re thinking about studying a degree online, we recommend getting in touch with a Student Advisor at Open Universities by calling 13 OPEN (13 67 36). 

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for most of our online courses, it's a good idea to check what core skills will be helpful for this course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Assessment [LL&N]

To study our courses, you'll need:

  • Writing and typing skills to complete assessments, fill in forms and create documents
  • English language skills to read the online learning content, policies, procedures and business documents, as well as emails
  • Computer skills to use the online classroom, conduct online research, as well as receive and respond to emails

To provide greater confidence surrounding your ability to successfully complete this qualification, Open Training will provide you access to an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to make sure this qualification is suitable.

Computer requirements

Before you start your online study, you'll need access to your learning material, do your research, prepare and submit your assessment tasks and interact with your trainers and other students. To do that, you'll need:

  • A decent computer with high-speed internet access, a sound card, microphone and speakers.
  • An up-to-date operating system, such as Microsoft Vista or later or Mac Os X or later.
  • The latest version of any of these web browsers: Firefox [most compatible], Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office or similar [eg. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice]
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • File compression/zip software
  • Access to email

Some courses have recommended textbooks that complement the online study material, but purchasing these texts is not compulsory.

Planning your study time

Our courses are designed to be completed within 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly you want to gain your qualification. Here are some suggested timeframes:

Finish fast

Course duration: 6 months
Weekly hours: 15-20

Perfect life/work balance

Course duration: 12 months
Weekly hours: 7-10

Your online classroom

Study whenever you want in our innovative online classroom and help centre. Take a quick tour below.

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