This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) processes to protect own health and safety, and that of others.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to contribute to workplace meetings; - literacy skills to: contribute to workplace meetings, inspections and other WHS consultative activities; interpret safety signs, symbols, notices and other WHS documents; record and report hazards, risks, emergency incidents and injuries, and; - problem-solving skills to follow procedures in an emergency.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - emergency procedures, including procedures for fires and incidents; - meaning of commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols, and; - responsibilities, as specified in WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice, of: self; persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) or their officers, and fellow workers.

Where to next?

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.