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Vocational Education & Training

BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Safety Inspector

This qualification is suitable for skilled operators 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 and apply a range of competencies in varied work contexts.

This qualification may also be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Career opportunities

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

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

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

After achieving Certificate III in Work Health and Safety you may undertake the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety which will lead directly into Higher Education in particular the degrees in Health Safety and the Environment.

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Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2018

To gain entry into BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety candidates require:

  • The ability to read, write and interpret a range of documentation
  • Computer literacy to research the internet, send and receive email
  • Produce word processed documents

Course fees

2019 VET fees will be published early in December 2018.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the BSB Business Services Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877
Fax: N/A
Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: vet.business@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE III IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY a total of TEN (10) units of competency must be completed comprising FIVE (5) Core and FIVE (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 274.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
20
BSBWHS303 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
50
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
30
BSBWHS305 Contribute to WHS issue resolution
30
PUAWER001B Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations
2
  Total nominal hours for core units
132
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
40
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
30
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
40
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
30
PUAWER004B Respond to workplace emergencies
2
  Total nominal hours for elective units
142
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
274

 

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