Work Health and Safety

About the Course

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.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Certificate III
National Code BSB30715
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

TAFE Western Connect

  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: BSB30715-01V02-19WCN-005

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

A personalised study schedule will be set up for each student so that you can complete your course in your preferred timeframe. Attendance is not necessary, however, an optional open tutorial will be held in Orange once per month. Additional support is available via email, phone or arranged meeting with your facilitators.

Students will have access to a detailed learner guide, assessment tasks and other recommended readings. The Cert III WHS is aimed at students who may have limited workplace experience, and who may not have direct WHS responsibilities in the workplace. Units included in the standard Certificate III WHS Offering from TAFE West:

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 situations
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
BSBINN201 Contribute to workplace innovation
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
PUAWER004B Respond to workplace emergencies

In this blended learning course, you will undertake your learning and assessment through a combination of completing tasks in your own time and optional monthly tutorial workshops. If you cannot attend tutorials due to distance or other commitments, you can complete all or part of the course through correspondence with the assistance of your facilitator.

Course content will be emailed to you and there is additional support available through email and phone with your coordinator. Students will also have the option to request Adobe Connect sessions with their facilitator. Students will have access to detailed learner guides, assessment tasks and other recommended readings.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

This course is delivered flexibly. You will have support available through email and phone with your coordinator. Students will also have the option to request Adobe Connect sessions with their facilitator.

Course length: 5 hours per week for 1 Year

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,580.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.