The Certificate of Workplace Health and Safety is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to understand work health and safety (WHS) Acts, regulations and codes of practice, and to contribute to actions to achieve compliance with WHS legislation in the workplace. You will learn to assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in work health and safety (WHS) laws. It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.
The Certificate of Workplace Health and Safety will also take you through the implementation and maintenance of work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes in the workplace as part of a systematic approach to managing WHS. It includes determining relevant legislation and contributing to any actions to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation, codes and standards. You will learn to identify work health and safety (WHS) hazards; assessing WHS risks; and developing, implementing and evaluating risk controls appropriate to own job role and work area.
Unit 1 - Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
Currant WHS Legislation
Employer’s and Employees’ duties
Safe Work Australia
Health and safety information
Identify WHS requirements
Identify duty holders
Health and safety committee
Training and competency
Monitoring and compliance
Policies and procedures
Unit 2 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
Consultation and participation processes
Codes of practice
Policies and procedures
Rights and responsibilities
3 step consultation process
Sharing WHS information
WHS training requirements
Effective H & S consultation
Unit 3 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
Assess and control risks
Safe Work Australia
WHS acts, regulation
Codes of practice
Workplace hazard identification
Provide information in writing
Hazard control log
Document hazard identification
WHS Risk assessment
Development of risk control
Implementing risk controls
Risk control plan
Failure of risk controls
Unit 4 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
Legal framework for WHS
Current WHS legislation
Obtaining WHS information
Advice on WHS compliance
Functions of WHS regulators
Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
Unit 5 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
Types of emergencies
Limit potential emergencies
Liaison with emergency services
Emergency response procedures
Document initial response
Core elements of emergency plans
Critical incident recovery planning (CIRP)
Second response phase
Health and safety
Identify areas for improvement
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I enjoyed the experience and would choose to do a course with you again.
A. Pepper, Point Cook, VIC | Certificate of Workplace Health and Safety
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 75 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $250.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.