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Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of six (6) months full-time or one (1) year on part-time bais. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin, Yulara
Not available to international students.

Course code

BSB30719

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Work Health include:
>WHS adviser or WHS officer.
>Office Manager
>Health and Safety Representative (HSR)
>Health and Safety Assistant

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill 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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@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.

Fees

Domestic Course Fees
2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $1,162.00, and for students who are not eligible is $3,320.00.

Further information on the types of fees associated with a VET enrolment can be found in VET Fees.

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve the BSB30719 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety a total of Eleven (11) units of competency must be completed comprising Six (6) Core and Five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 332.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CORE UNITS
BSBWHS307
Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
20
BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes 50
BSBWHS309 Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes 30
BSBWHS310 Contribute to WHS issue-resolution processes 30
BSBWHS331 Participate in identifying and controlling hazardous chemicals 40
PUAFER001 Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations 2
  Total nominal hours for core units 172
ELECTIVE UNITS
BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills 40
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practice (unnamed elective) 20
BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices 30
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response 40
BSBWRT311 Write simple documents 30
  Total nominal hours for elective units 160
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 332

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this qualification. This includes:

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

Essential requirements

English language requirements

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Course details

Accreditation

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

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

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, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin, Yulara

Study Mode: On campus, online or both

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

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Safety Inspector
Area of study
Business and Retail Services, Business, Building and Construction, Engineering and Mining, Health, Plumbing, Engineering

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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