Workplace Safety and Sustainability

Workplace Safety and Sustainability



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Workplace Safety and Sustainability


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

Employees with a knowledge of workplace safety and sustainability are an asset to any company.

Every worker has a legal and moral responsibility to protect his/her personal safety and the health and safety of other people in the workplace. To do this, workers need a firm knowledge of workplace procedures and instructions and a basic understanding of work health and safety law. Gain the skills and knowledge required to work safely, implement work safety requirements and participate in WHS consultative processes.

Moreover, our environment and the damage to the environment is an issue that receives much attention from the media, industry, political groups and communities around the globe. Every business and employee has a responsibility to contribute towards the preservation of the environment, regardless of role or level of authority. In this short course, you will learn to identify current resource usage, comply with environmental regulations and seek opportunities to improve resource efficiency.

Successful completion of the units of competency outlined below for this short course will earn you a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of BSB30120 Certificate III in Business.

  • Office Assistant
  • Administration Officer
  • WHS Assistant

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

  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

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

BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with implementing and monitoring an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.

The unit applies to individuals who have roles in assisting with maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. Individuals closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they contribute to influencing safety in the workplace.

  1. Assist with incorporating WHS policies and procedures into work team processes
  2. Contribute to consultative arrangements for managing WHS
  3. Contribute to organisational procedures for providing WHS training
  4. Participate in identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks for the work area
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:
  • Assist with implementing and monitoring at least three different organisational work health and safety (WHS) policies or procedures into a work team’s processes.
During the above, you must:
  • Assist with implementing and monitoring consultation about each policy or procedure according to legislative and organisational requirements
  • Identify opportunities to encourage work team to contribute to implementing improvements to each policy or procedure based on feedback received through consultation
  • Complete WHS documentation.
  Nominal hours = 40

BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to measure, support and find opportunities to improve the sustainability of work practices.

The unit applies to individuals, working under supervision or guidance, who are required to follow workplace procedures and instructions. These individuals work in an environmentally sustainable manner within scope of competency, authority and own level of responsibility.

  1. Measure sustainable work practices
  2. Support sustainable work practices
  3. Seek opportunities to improve sustainable work practices
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:
  • Participate in at least three sustainable work practices.
In the course of the above, you must:
  • Identify benefits of sustainable work practices and areas of improvement for sustainable practices in the workplace
  • Identify and apply sustainability legislation and organisational sustainability policies and procedures
  • Participate in and support discussions for improved resource efficiency processes
  • Identify, measure and document usage of resources
  • Collaborate with team members to develop suggestions for improving workplace sustainability practices.
Nominal hours = 20

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
BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safetyWritten ActivitiesVirtual ClassroomScenario/Case StudyProject/Report
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices Written ActivitiesVirtual ClassroomScenario/Case StudyProject/Report

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 : 60


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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