Introduction to health and safety

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, all face to face training for this course has been transitioned to online virtual classroom sessions until further notice. For more information, please contact Master Builders Victoria on 03 9411 4555

Introduction to health and safety is an accredited short course that is delivered and assessed by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no 3935). For detailed information about this accredited short course, click on the Course Information Sheet .

Units of competency

Introduction to health and safety cluster covers the following units of competency.

  • BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
  • BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
  • BSBWHS331 Participate in identifying and controlling hazardous chemicals
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents.

At the successful completion of this nationally accredited short course, you will receive a statement of attainment for the above listed units of competency.

Who is this cluster designed for?

This short course or cluster applies to individuals who assist with the identification of workplace hazards and the assessment and control of OHS risks as part of their OHS responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.

Course overview

The units in this course describe the skills and knowledge required to maintain a healthy and safe workplace through participation in the process  of identifying occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards and assessing and controlling OHS risks.

Master Builders entry requirements

Due to the accelerated nature of this cluster, it is recommended that you have at least two to three years experience in the building and construction industry.

Mode of delivery

This cluster is delivered through a blended model. This includes attending both face-to-face classes and assessments are submitted through an online portal.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this cluster, you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply different standards and OHS laws relevant to own work role, workplace and industry
  • Communicate OHS information to others
  • Refer any identified non-compliances with OHS laws to responsible persons or authorities
  • Seek advice from relevant stakeholders if any non-compliance matters are identified that are outside own expertise and legal duties.
  • Participate in selecting and using required methods to identify, report and record hazards
  • Assess and record risks for identified hazards
  • Promote and support worker consultation and participation in hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Participate in developing, selecting and implementing risk control options and plans for identified hazards