Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

Course description

Work Health & Safety (WHS) is about ensuring safe and healthy working conditions, and preventing illness and injury in the workplace.
This course is designed for people who take on WHS responsibilities in addition to their main duties. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.
This qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who apply a broad range of competencies in varied work contexts.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course.
Participants will require average literacy and computer skills for this course.

Units of Study


Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace


Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control


Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes


Contribute to WHS issue resolution


Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations


Communicate in the workplace


Work effectively with diversity


Organise personal work priorities and development


Write simple documents


Provide first aid

Assessment Methods

Written learning activities are conducted throughout each unit including collected workplace portfolio documentation when possible. Final assessment will be conducted for each unit to confirm competency.


Expected committed time to the course will occur over three to twelve months depending on individual situations. This includes; the independent self-paced work through workplace research and data collection, textbook study. The option for tutorials can be arranged.

Training with Mentor

Mentor Human Resources Pty Ltd is a NVR Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 21808), registered to provide Nationally recognised accredited and customised awareness training.

What are the benefits of training?
- Nationally recognised
- Knowledge that training meets national standards
- Access to recognition of prior learning (RPL)
- Enhanced career prospects
- Opportunities for articulation into further training
- Improved skills and knowledge necessary in today’s competitive environment


Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.
For eligible individuals, Mentor HR training courses are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for government subsidised training.

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