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.

The qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who apply a broad range of competencies in varied work contexts.

Distance learning and Recognition of Prior Learning is offered with this course.

Job Roles:

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Health and Safety Assistant
  • Health and Safety Committee Member
  • Health and Safety Representative

Course Objective:         

The Certificate III in Work Health and Safety (WHS) aims to give participants with the underpinning knowledge of the basic role of a Health and Safety assistant.

Participants will be provided with the skills to:

  • Understand and apply WHS legislation – Consultative processes and functions of Health & Safety Representatives
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Participate in incident investigation
  • Participate in the implementation of a Work Health and Safety management system

Prerequisite requirements:

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency

Pathways Information:

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates entering this qualification include:

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business or other relevant Certificate II qualifications  OR
  • vocational experience working in WHS roles without a formal qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

  • BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Delivery Methods:

  • Distance Delivery (course undertaken remotely with tutorial support); and
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Nominal Hours (Duration):

240 Hours


Certificate III in Work Health and Safety (BSB30715)

Qualification Rules:

Total number of units = 10

5 core units plus

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.

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

  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
  • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
  • BSBINN201 Contribute to workplace innovation
  • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • BSBWOR401 Establish effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • CPPWMT3044A Identify wastes and hazards
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situation
  • PUAWER004B Respond to workplace emergencies

Course Administration:

For information relating to:

  • Course resource material;
  • Assessment methods; and
  • Booking and refund process.

Please contact:

Health Services International

Ph:         02 4351 3322 or



The units of competency are nationally recognised and are registered on the National Training Database website


To enrol in this qualification please complete the enrolment from and return to Health Services International.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Current Competency (RPL/RCC):

If you wish to seek RPL/RCC for any or all UOC please download the RPL Documents, complete and return to Health Services International.