OHS Courses

The CFMEU offers a range of OHS courses from the industry induction (white card) through to a Diploma in Work Health and Safety. As our industry is dangerous we highly recommend our basic OH&S training to all our members as an overview.  If you’re interested in getting more involved in OHS, our certificates courses can extend your skills and knowledge and set you on a pathway.

For more specific information about the training including codes and titles of units of competency, nominal hours and timeframes, download the Course Directory. You can also download our Dare to Learn Course Pathways Guide; this provides suggested pathways for careers in construction.

Diploma of Work Health & Safety

BSB51319

Delivery time: face-to-face 30 days plus project work

Nominal hours: 380

Prerequisite: Certificate IV in WHS.

Core units 

Lead WHS risk management

BSBWHS513

Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents

BSBWHS515

Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining  an organisation’s WHS management systems

BSBWHS516

Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools

BSBWHS519

Manage WHS consultation and participation process

BSBWHS522

Electives from restricted list

Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety   

BSBWHS512

Manage WHS compliance of contractors   

BSBWHS514

Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant

BSBWHS518

Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

BSBSUS511

Coordinate rehabilitation and return to work programs

BSBHRM530

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning  

TAEDEL401

 

Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

BSB41419

Delivery time: face-to-face 27 days plus project work

Nominal hours: 440

Recommended prerequisite: Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

Core units

Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws

BSBWHS412

Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS413

Contribute to WHS risk management

BSBWHS414

Contribute to implementing WHS  management systems

BSBWHS415

Contribute to workplace incident response

BSBWHS416

Electives from restricted list

Write complex documents

BSBWRT411

Analyse and  present  research information

BSBINS401

Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes

BSBWHS419

Make presentations

BSBCMM411

Use inclusive work practices

BSBTWK301

Certificate III in Work Health & Safety

BSB30715

Delivery time: face-to-face 22 days plus project work

Nominal hours: 234

Recommended prerequisite: Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

Core units

Apply Knowledge of  WHS laws in the workplace

BSBWHS307

Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes

BSBWHS308

Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes

BSBWHS309

Contribute to WHS issue resolution processes

BSBWHS310

Participate in identifying and controlling hazardous chemicals

BSBWHS331

Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations

PUAFER001

Electives from restricted list

Work effectively with diversity

BSBDIV301

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBSUS401

Write simple documents

BSBWRT301

Provide first aid

HLTAID011

Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities

BSBWHS332X

Basic OH&S

Delivery time: face-to-face 5 days
(one day a week over 5 weeks)
plus project work

Nominal hours: 40

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001A

Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1014A

Construction Induction (white card)

Delivery time: face-to-face 1 day
Nominal hours: 6

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS1001

The white card is a mandatory requirement for all workers on construction sites, both domestic and commercial. It is also a WorkSafe requirement that you bring photo identification to this course.