Suitable for those working in Work Health and Safety (WHS) roles.
This course covers a broad range of health and safety functions and responsibilities in the workplace. Participants gain an understanding of planning, policy development and ethics, WHS management system, risk management, WHS incident management and emergency procedures. It will also cover the application of the current Act, its regulations, codes of practice and advisory standards.
Knowledge and Skills developed
- Implement and support the WHS management system
- Prepare and advise workplace personnel for dealing with WHS issues
- Understand WHS legislative requirements and assist with monitoring workplace compliance
- Implement WHS initiatives and processes that support organisational WHS goals
- Apply knowledge of risk assessment to contribute to the selection of risk assessment techniques, tools and processes for common hazards
- Contribute to setting up and running of WHS consultation and participation processes
Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.
Units of Competency
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements.
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws.
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes.
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systemsBSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents.
BSBWHS407 Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return to work programs
BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes.
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBMGT493 Implement continuous improvement.
Initial Course Information
- Duration – eight (8) months
- Mix Mode – self-paced and face to face (14 days spaced at six (6) week intervals)
- Students should be able to read and write English at year 12 level
- Reasonable computer skills and access to email and internet are required
- Prerequisites – None