BSB30719 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

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This qualification is suitable for individuals who perform work health and safety (WHS) duties additional to their main role. The knowledge and skills gained will give the individual the ability to provide technical advice and support to a work team, and apply an array of competencies in a range of work contexts.

All industries and businesses are required to observe WHS legislation, even those who work in a small office. There is an increased demand for employees in both the public and private sector who have qualifications in WHS to assist in the maintenance of safe and healthy workplaces.

The Certificate III will provide you with skills you can apply now, as well as a solid career pathway. You will learn about:

  • Appropriate legislation and its application
  • Identifying risks and hazards
  • Implementing control measures
  • WHS reporting for emergency situations
  • Issue-resolution processes
  • Much more, based on your elective choices

Job roles could include:

  • Health and safety representative
  • Health and safety committee member
  • Health and safety assistant

Possible job outcomes after further study could include:

  • Work health and safety officer
  • Work health and safety advisor


$1699 – Full Fee-Paying Student
Payment plans available

Payment Plan
4 payments of $424.75
Please notify administration on enrolment.

Course Duration

The course can be delivered over a range of course durations, depending on the needs and characteristics of the student(s) and their employer(s) where relevant.

The standard course duration is:

  • 6 months / 1 year full time; or
  • 12 months / 2 years part time.

Students may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of RPL, credit transfer or competency-based progression through the course, but students who are new to industry will most likely take longer to complete.

Course Delivery

The course can be completed exclusively online, with video calls with the trainer to assist with the learning if required. Some practical components may also need to be completed via video calls, and recorded as part of the evidence.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, with the exception of the completion of a Pre-enrolment Review.

There are no licencing, legislative or certifications that apply to this qualification.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally recognised Australian qualification BSB30719 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 11

6 core units plus

5 elective units, of which:

  • 3 units must be from the elective units listed below
  • for the remaining 2 units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level
  • if not listed, 1 unit may be selected from a Certificate II or Certificate IV, from any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


    Core Units

    BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
    BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
    BSBWHS309 Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes
    BSBWHS310 Contribute to WHS issue-resolution processes
    BSBWHS331 Participate in identifying and controlling hazardous chemicals
    PUAFER001 Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations


    Elective Units

    BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills
    BSBINS302 Organise workplace information
    BSBLDR301 Support effective workplace relationships
    BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
    BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
    BSBSTR301 Contribute to continuous improvement
    BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices
    BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response
    BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
    CPPWMT3044A Identify wastes and hazards
    HLTAID011 Provide first aid
    MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid
    PUAFER004 Respond to facility emergencies

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