BSB30712 - Certificate III in Work Health and Safety
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.
The qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who apply a broad range of competencies in varied work contexts.
Total number of units = 10
5 core unitsplus
5 elective units of which:
at least 3 units must be from the elective units below
up to 2 may be from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level, or if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from a Certificate II and 1 elective unit from a Certificate IV.
The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet industry needs.
BSBWHS302A Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
BSBWHS303A Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS304A Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
Preferred pathways for candidates entering this qualification include:
BSB20112 Certificate II in Business or other relevant Certificate II qualifications
vocational experience working in WHS roles without a formal qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
BSB41412 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
identifying, recording and communicating to others the duties, rights and responsibilities of individuals and parties in the consultation process
raising relevant WHS issues in meetings and supporting others to do so
identifying and taking appropriate action on non-compliance with legislation
Initiative and enterprise
recognising limits of own expertise and legal duties, and accessing help and advice when required
Planning and organising
choosing appropriate methods for hazard identification and risk assessment
sequencing tasks and meeting timelines
using relevant sources to keep up-to-date with legislation
searching for, accessing and downloading electronic documents and software