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Certificate III in Work Health & Safety Course


Course Objectives

The Certificate III in Work Health and Safety qualification may be suitable for experienced personnel with a background in site supervision and those who are fulfilling Safety Representative roles within their organisation and wish to complete the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety.

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.

The qualification is one of the most sought after Nationally recognised Qualifications within the security industry.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials and trainer support. Presented using a combination of in-class and external study or external only with an immediate start.



The Certificate III in Work Health and Safety leadership and risk management skills with the process for the development and implementation of safe working method statements relative to security operations.

Participants in this program will gain practical skills and strategies to effectively and independently manage safety hazards, provide specialist advice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Refer to OHS laws and regulations for evidence to support workplace OHS requirements;
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of workplace OHS data;
  • Identify hazards and assess risks on domestic and commercial building sites  and establish appropriate control measures for these hazards;
  • Consult with management, subcontractors and workers on OHS concerns;
  • Participate in the effective communication of OHS information, techniques and procedures to other team members;
  • Contribute to team innovation when addressing OHS issues in the workplace;
  • Provide support to OHS  specialists in resolving OHS issues; and
  • Research alternative pathways when seeking expert advice on OHS issues.

Designed For

Those with a good understanding of safety management; or those persons who want to extend their knowledge and experience in the field of security and safety management in the context of their current employment or to improve future employment opportunities through formal qualifications.

This qualification is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to undertake job roles such as Safety representatives. This also relates to experienced OHS Representatives with Qualifications and skills obtained through other sources of employment or training; such as the Police Force, Corrections and Defence. They may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this Qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning or Current Competency.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Work Health and safety assistant
  • Site Safety Representative
  • Work Health and Safety Committee member
  • Safety and security representative


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety



  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training
  • Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.
  • 100 points of identification

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.

How Is The Course Delivered?

The course will be delivered over a minimum of 1 week, with class attendance of 5 days, each with 8 hours of face to face delivery. Further face to face attendance of 5 days is recommended to ensure project completion.

An initial 5 days of classroom attendance is required to commence the course; this is for those who are not seeking to RPL any units of competency; this is to deliver the initial course content. There is a requirement for students to undertake unsupervised learning in the development of documents to support a Safety Management System plan and ensure that supervised hours are being met.

Nominal training hours for this qualification equal to 305 hours, which is broken down into 80 hours of supervised instruction and 225 hours of unsupervised activities in the development of documents and tools to support a Site Safety Plan which will form part of WHSMS.

We understand that you may lead a high stress and fast-paced life regardless of the industry you are currently in, so this course is delivered and completed by two methods; face to face of one day per week and a self-paced development of a final project throughout the course.

A training and assessment diary may be completed at enrolment or on completion of the face to face delivery phase to ensure that you are staying on track with your course completion. The point being, you complete your much-needed qualification regardless of current circumstance or time restraints from wherever you are in Australia. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainer who can provide you with guidance to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals! You also have access to the Trainer throughout your study period to answer any questions you may have or help you overcome any stumbling blocks you may encounter.

By participating in this course you challenge yourself to grow professionally. Investing in yourself and taking time to learn, practice and implement this knowledge will change your career and create more job opportunities.


Course Structure

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

11 units must be completed (6 core units plus 5 elective units)

Core Units

  • BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
  • BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
  • BSBWHS309 Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes
  • BSBWHS310 Contribute to WHS issue-resolution processes
  • BSBWHS331 Participate in identifying and controlling hazardous chemicals
  • PUAFER001 Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations

Elective Units

  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
  • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • CPPWMT3044A Identify wastes and hazards

Contact us to discuss any changes to the training delivery of units.


To achieve a nationally-recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in the Work Health and Safety space or related fields. If you have over 1 year of experience fulfilling an OHS role, you should consider the RPL process by undertaking a self-assessment against the competency standards of this qualification.

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessors. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).


Course Fees

Fee for service – $1200 ($200 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $600 ($200 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $80 each

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Sometimes, depending on circumstance, it can be difficult to come up with a lump sum the moment you decide to enter into your new security career so we have made available ZipPay payment plans to enable a swift start! Contact us today to find out how to apply for ZipPay.

Secure My Place In The Course Now

Option 1 – Secure My Place for $1200 ($200 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

*We will contact you in the next 1-2 business days to help you get started with your investment and training.

Option 2 – Payment plan using Zip Pay – either Zip Pay the full amount or the remainder after the $200 non-refundable deposit

Cancellation policy

Deposits will not be refunded for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

See our policies on cancellation of courses and the fees incurred.

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