Basic Work Health and Safety

Basic Work Health and Safety



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Basic Work Health and Safety


TOTAL: $410.00
Initial Payment: $100.00
Succeeding Payments: $77.50 X 4 fortnightly payments

Units of Competency


Course Access

3 months access to online course

Support Hours

7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri)

Why Study with AOT?

  • Over 15 years of delivering qualifications online
  • Dedicated eLearning and LMS development team
  • Courses developed in-house by industry experts
  • Courses written specifically for online delivery
  • Professional and industry skilled trainers
  • Rated ‘Excellent’ on independent review platform TrustPilot

Simulated Workplace

Full access to our unique virtual company that brings your course material to life.

Delivery Mode

100% online, available 24/7
No classroom attendance or work placement

Trainer Support

One-on-one unlimited

This is an entry-level course providing skills and knowledge on WHS issues and personal wellbeing.

A safe, happy and healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Work Health and Safety is a principle that means every worker should have their personal health, safety and wellbeing protected whilst at work or performing work-related duties. In this short course, you will learn to work in a way that is healthy and safe for yourself and others, assist in responding to incidents, follow WHS policies and procedures and participating in WHS consultative processes.

Wellbeing can be described as our general feelings about our lives and ourselves. This covers physical, mental, emotional, and social health. This course teaches the skills and knowledge needed to advocate for and feel empowered about personal wellbeing in the workplace and to equip yourself with the ability to apply the knowledge of factors that might influence wellbeing in both a positive and negative way.

Enrol now to gain essential skills in work health and safety.

Successful completion of the units of competency outlined below for this short course will earn you a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills.

  • Safety Officer
  • WHS Assistant
  • Administration Officer
  • Health and Wellbeing Officer

You may use the units of this short course to apply for credit transfer towards the below qualification:

  • BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills

Talk to our course advisor for more information on credit transfer rules and the qualification that will best suit your needs.

BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others

This single unit course describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others, and to assist in responding to incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures, instructions and requirements; and participating in WHS consultative processes.

The unit applies to those who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out own work in a defined context, under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

  1. Operate safely in own work environment
  2. Operate safely within requirements of own role
  3. Participate in WHS consultative processes
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:
  • actively participate in two different work activities that contribute to the health and safety of self and others
  • identify and report at least one hazard to designated personnel.

In the course of the above, you must follow required procedures and instructions relating to work health and safety (WHS) and incidents.

Nominal hours = 20

BSBPEF201 Support personal wellbeing in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate for and feel empowered about personal wellbeing in the workplace. It involves developing and applying basic knowledge of factors that may influence wellbeing, both positively and negatively.

The unit applies to those in a range of industry and workplace contexts, who work under direct supervision. It may also apply to learners who are preparing to enter the workforce.

  1. Recognise factors that impact personal wellbeing
  2. Plan communication with supervisor
  3. Communicate with supervisor
  4. Investigate available wellbeing resources
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:
  • Develop a plan for communication with supervisor
  • Identify and access one formal and one informal wellbeing resource.
In the course of the above, you must:
  • Develop a plan to communicate with supervisor, including:
    • Factors that may impact on own wellbeing, both positively and negatively
    • Appropriate style of communication
    • Appropriate method of communication
    • Strategy to deal with negative response.
Nominal hours = 50

You will be assessed for these units of competency using a variety of tasks to assess your understanding and skills. A virtual session means you will be one on one with your assessor either answering questions or taking part in a role play, just as you would do in any classroom, only we do it online.

All of our assessments are marked by your assessor within ten (10) working days following the day you submitted your work. You have three (3) attempts for each assessment task to achieve a satisfactory outcome (100% pass mark), with your assessor giving you detailed feedback following each submission.

Unit Written
Virtual Classroom/Roleplay Scenario/
Case study
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and othersWritten ActivitiesVirtual ClassroomScenario/Case Study
BSBPEF201 Support personal wellbeing in the workplaceWritten ActivitiesVirtual ClassroomScenario/Case Study

We provide you with up to three (3) months to complete this course. How long it actually takes you to complete each unit will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

In the units list, you will see the government’s nominal hours for each unit, which are their anticipated number of study hours. Our students usually find that their actual study hours are less than this.

Total Nominal hours : 70


There are no formal requirements. However, learners will need:
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
    • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail including e-mail with attachment
    • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • Meet technology requirements
  • Be at least 18 years old or have completed Year 12 if enrolling in a Diploma

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • A desktop or laptop as we do not actively support other devices
  • Monitor with at least 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 3 Mbps
  • An email address that is unique to you and that you will maintain throughout your enrolment
  • Headset (or speakers and microphone) and webcam
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) or similar software
  • Up-to-date web browser version

Support you can expect from AOT

Our focus is to provide the real-world skills and knowledge that you need to advance your career, fulfil your goals and achieve success in the workplace. No matter what course you choose, here at AOT you will receive the assistance and support that will help make your study time convenient, manageable and worthwhile. The benefit of studying with us is that you don't have to schedule your time to attend face-to-face classroom sessions. You can study at times convenient to you in your own home or anywhere that suits your learning style. To support you in your study we provide:

Live chat

Trainer support available whilst you are studying 7am – 9pm AEST (Mon to Fri).

Contact us form

Contact us at any time using the Contact us form found within your course to create support tickets.

Mentoring sessions

You can book unlimited appointments with a trainer to discuss the learning material, assessment expectations, or assessment feedback.

Virtual classroom sessions

This can be booked with your trainer for specific assessments.

Course induction

You are provided with a course induction tutorial and you may also request for a Learner Support Officer to personally take you through the sauceLMS and your course.

Help and Support

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