BSB30715 - Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

An expert in WHS policies and procedures? Get recognition for what you know.

A career in identifying, preventing, and reporting workplace emergency situations, or participating in WHS legislation and communication, may have already taught you what you need to know to achieve formal recognition.

Paving a smooth path for those who wish to enter, become certified in, or improve employment opportunities in the field of Work Health and Safety, your skills in communication, working with diversity, leading effective teams, writing documents, and identifying wastes and hazards are highly valued.

Take the risk out of your workplace with Work Health and Safety by establishing your expertise.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Total number of units = 10 

5 core units  plus

5 elective units , of which:


  • at least 3 units must be from the elective units below

  • the remaining units may be from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level

  • 1 elective unit may be selected from a Certificate II or Certificate IV from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.


Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Core Units 

Unit Code Unit Title
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 

Unit Code Unit Title
BSBCMM201  Communicate in the workplace

Work effectively with diversity

BSBFLM303  Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
BSBINN201  Contribute to workplace innovation

Lead effective workplace relationships


Lead team effectiveness


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWHS406  Assist with responding to incidents

Write simple documents


Identify wastes and hazards


Provide first aid


Provide first aid in remote situation


Respond to workplace emergencies



Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

BSB30712 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent qualification



Not Available

This qualification does not require any licensing

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Asset Training Australia - Provider Code 31718

  • DNA Kingston Training - Provider Code 6811

  • TexSkill Limited - Provider Code 0156

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