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 laws 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 implementation and maintenance of 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 risk management
Access information and data used to identify hazards, and to assess and control risks
1.1 Access and review current WHS laws relevant to organisation’s hazard identification and risk control processes
1.2 Access workplace sources of information and data to inform hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls
1.3 Access external sources of information and data to inform hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls
1.4 Analyse information and data and determine nature and scope of workplace hazards, risk assessment and risk controls
1.5 Confirm information and data with required stakeholders, seeking input from technical and other advisors as required
Contribute to identifying risk management requirements and compliance
2.1 Contribute to identifying and complying with requirements of organisational policies, procedures, processes and systems for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls
2.2 Contribute to identifying and complying with requirements of WHS laws and guidelines for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls
2.3 Identify duty holders, and their roles and responsibilities according to risk management requirements
2.4 Identify tools used by organisational in current hazard identification and risk control processes
Contribute to workplace hazard identification
3.1 Contribute to selecting hazard identification tools and techniques according to WHS laws, and risk management requirements
3.2 Use hazard identification tools and techniques to assist with identifying hazards according to risk management requirements
3.3 Contribute to documenting hazard identification processes and results according to risk management requirements
3.4 Apply knowledge of hazards to advise individuals and/or parties about workplace hazards and the harms they may cause
Contribute to WHS risk assessment
4.1 Identify individuals and/or parties at risk of exposure to hazards and determine the nature, severity and likelihood of potential harm
4.2 Contribute to applying tools, techniques and processes to identified hazards to assess risk, according to risk management requirements
4.3 Contribute to documenting risk assessment results according to risk management requirements
4.4 Contribute to communicating risk assessment outcomes with workers, contract workers, managers and technical specialists according to risk management requirements
Contribute to developing and implementing risk controls
5.1 Contribute to selecting risk controls for identified hazards based on the risk assessment
5.2 Document agreed risk controls according to risk management requirements
5.3 Contribute to developing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control measures and WHS laws
5.4 Contribute to implementing risk controls and seek supervisory advice as required by the circumstances
5.5 Support communication of information on risk controls and actions to required individuals and/or parties
Contribute to evaluating effectiveness of risk controls
6.1 Identify requirements for ensuring ongoing effectiveness of risk controls
6.2 Contribute to identifying measures that enable evaluation of effectiveness of risk controls
6.3 Document plan for monitoring effectiveness of risk controls according to organisational policies and procedures
6.4 Present and effectively communicate plan to required stakeholders according to risk management requirements
Unit 4 - Assist with workplace 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 - Manage implementation of emergency procedures
1.1 Apply knowledge of WHS hazards and relevant standards to identify possible causes of potential emergencies
1.2 Seek input from stakeholders in identifying potential emergencies
1.3 Identify and liaise with appropriate specialist advisers and emergency services and/or specialist response teams to identify possible causes of potential emergencies
1.4 Develop a risk register to identify potential emergencies and their possible causes
Identify options for initial response
2.1 Categorise major types of potential emergencies
2.2 Identify actions required to contain or limit potential emergencies
2.3 Identify actions required to limit impact of potential emergencies on personnel, property and the environment
2.4 Identify requirements for liaison with emergency services and/or specialist response teams
2.5 Prioritise initial response actions to be taken during emergencies
Plan initial response procedures
3.1 Identify resources available and required for initial response
3.2 Ensure that emergency equipment is checked for serviceability, accessibility, cleanliness and correct location
3.3 Document actions required for a range of major types of emergency, taking account of standards, current industry practice, specialist advice and input by emergency services and/or specialist response teams
3.4 Identify training needs and appropriate providers
Implement initial response procedures
4.1 Document and display actions for initial response
4.2 Outline own role in initial response
4.3 Follow required procedures according to WHS laws, and organisational policies and procedures
Review initial response procedures
5.1 Monitor initial response for effectiveness, efficiency and timeliness in consultation with stakeholders and, specialist advisers and agencies as required
5.2 Document results of response monitoring and promptly report to appropriate persons
5.3 Identify areas for organisational and personal improvement and make recommendations based on analysis of response
Manage post-emergency activities
6.1 Identify and support other personnel involved in second response phase
6.2 Facilitate debriefing processes
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.
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A. Pepper, Point Cook, VIC | Certificate of Workplace Health and Safety
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B. Farache, Hadfield, VIC | Certificate of Workplace Health and Safety
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
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 available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this 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!
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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.