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Certificate III in Work Health & Safety

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Launch a rewarding career in WHS with the online Certificate III in Work Health and Safety (BSB30715) course from Foundation Education. Work health and safety professionals play an invaluable role in the smooth operation of any business.

With the skills gained in this course, you'll become adept at performing a range of duties relating to the promotion of safe workplaces. Learn to conduct risk assessments and hazard identification in order to try and minimise or prevent potential workplace accidents, and how to effectively investigate and report on those that do occur.

You'll gain the knowledge to provide a valuable contribution to any team, and to ensure compliance with WHS legislation.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however applicants must have successfully completed Year 12.

Areas of study

In this WHS course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units:

  • BSBWHS302 - Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
  • BSBWHS303 - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS304 - Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
  • BSBWHS305 - Contribute to WHS issue resolution
  • PUAWER001B - Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations

Elective units:

  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information
  • BSBWRT301 - Write simple documents
  • BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents
RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Work Health and Safety (BSB30715) from Foundation Education.

The qualification is the ideal entry point into a challenging and rewarding career in WHS. With businesses across just about every sector relying on the input of a qualified work health and safety officer, you could find yourself securing employment in a range of industries. Potential career pathways include:

  • Work health and safety officer
  • Safety representative
  • Supervisor with limited WHS responsibilities

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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