When you complete the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety you can expect to be a valued addition to any organisation as a work health and safety advisor.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals performing work health and safety (WHS) duties in addition to their main duties. They may provide technical advice and support to a team and apply a range of competencies in varied work contexts. It provides the skills and knowledge required to contribute to a variety of WHS tasks.
- assist with legal compliance
- hazard identification
- preventative safety measures
- risk assessment
- WHS issue resolution processes
- emergency procedures
- hazardous chemicals processes
In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.
- good team work skills and the ability to work independently
- good problem solving skills and ability to analyse information
- good written and oral communication skills
- good attention to detail
- a passion for safe work practices and procedures
Online study is available for this course. Be sure to check the study requirements tab for information about studying this course using eCampus including study assistance and our helpful online study guide, then use the apply now link where you see the online study option.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
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Students completing the online study option will enrol into and complete 1 cluster at a time, with progress monitored by their lecturer. This can be done at a pace suitable to you but for each unit you have 3 months to complete, so we recommend you use our schedule provided to you at enrolment to assist you in avoiding having to re-enrol in the unit.
Demonstration of practical skills
Students must be able to demonstrate oral communication and group interaction skills to achieve this qualification. You will be required to organise team scenarios and participate in group simulated activities.
Your study will use online software including Blackboard, Excel and Word, with access provided to you after enrolment. You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours. You will also need to use MS Teams (or YouTube) for recording role play assessments.
The nature of online study can involve a significant investment of time and the ability to be a focused, self-motivated learner. You should consider your personal circumstances and past study history before committing to study online. Find out more in our online study info pack below.
Online study info pack (334 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)
For those students that are unable to use online technologies to record their oral communication assessment tasks, weekly classes are run at Thornlie campus to allow students to complete tasks face-to-face.
There is no need to attend every class, and you can attend as much or as little of the class time to enable you to complete your practical assessment, to have access to your lecturer to ask questions or access face-to-face tutorials. Your lecturer will advise when and where on-campus opportunities will be after your enrolment.
You can also get access to your lecturer by email, or by phone, in person by appointment. Contact details for your lecturer will be available in Blackboard after your enrolment.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
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