BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

Designed For

The BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety would be suitable for OHS/WHS committee members, site supervisors, Health and Safety Representatives or personnel who provide occupational health and safety advice and support to a team, including in a voluntary capacity.

Course Overview

This is a nationally accredited course which assists students to identify workplace hazards, assess risks associated with these hazards and apply risk control (with guidance). There is inherent risk associated with many roles and tasks on building and construction sites.

Topics covered include:

  • Compliant application of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation, regulation, codes and standards in the workplace.
  • Monitoring and reviewing safety management practices.
  • Communication, conflict management and negotiation skills.
  • OHS issue resolution including diversity and discrimination complaints.
  • Production and/or application of safety documents including incident reports, safe work methods statements (SWMS) and provisional improvement notices (PINs).

 Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

  • 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.
  • Research alternative pathways when seeking expert advice on OHS issues.

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered through a blended model.  Submission of assessments is online via the Learning Management System (LMS) and will require a computer, and basic digital literacy skills. Computers are available at Master Builders Association of Victoria and training in the use of the LMS will be provided to students prior to submission due dates.

The course is delivered over 30 weeks which includes the equivalent of 10 days face to face attendance. It is expected learners will allow 9 hours per week on average outside class time to complete training and assessment tasks to attain this qualification.

The course has been designed with a ‘one week on and two weeks off’ attendance pattern and includes an assessment workshop day.

There are 20 non attendance weeks that do not require face to face attendance. The non attendance weeks allow learners time to undertake pre-reading activities, structured independent learning and assessments.

Master Builders Entry Requirements

It is a Master Builder’s requirement for those wishing to undertake this course that they must:

    • be successful at a Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN ) assessment & a pre-enrolment review
    • have basic computer skills as part of this qualification is delivered online


    • have CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (White Card) – post 1 July 2008


    • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


    • have completed a Red Card course (Pre-July 1 2008)


    • be currently working or have worked in the building and construction industry for at least 2 years


    be currently enrolled in a degree in construction-related field

Assessments in this qualification are submitted online via our Learning Management System.  Training in this will be provided in class.  It is recommended that you have access to a computer and basic computer skills to submit your assessments.  Master Builders have computers available in our East Melbourne office should you require one or our Learning Support team can discuss other reasonable adjustments for submissions if required.  Please refer to the Learner Support Policy for further information.

Requisite Texts

Copies of the below legislation are required for the BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017

Digital copies may be downloaded from government websites. Hard copies may be purchased through Master Builders.

NOTE: Students undertaking study in WHS in Victoria should be aware that the State of Victoria is bound by the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and course content covered relates to this legislation. The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. Students should be aware that other States and Territories in Australia operate under the National Model WHS Legislation and students working in the Health and Safety industry outside of the State of Victoria may need to familiarise themselves with these laws.

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For further details click on the Course Information Sheet.

Successful students will be issued with a Certificate by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO provider No 3935).

Certificate III in Work Health and Safety


“Have enjoyed the course, learned many things I was not doing well and will now be adding to my business”

Scott Feltham - Block Constructions