This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with establishing and maintaining workplace compliance with work health and safety (WHS) laws. It includes identifying applicable WHS laws, duties, rights and obligations, and the necessary actions to ensure WHS compliance in the workplace.

It also includes assisting with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in WHS laws and those of WHS regulators.

The unit applies to those working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - assist with establishing workplace compliance with work health and safety (WHS) laws in relation to at least two different compliance matters and within scope of own role. During the above, the candidate must assist with: - identifying current WHS legal requirements for the workplace; - providing advice about current WHS legal requirements for the workplace; - assessing and maintaining workplace compliance with WHS legislative requirements; - making recommendations for implementing workplace changes in order to achieve WHS legal compliance, and; - monitoring compliance with WHS laws according to organisational policies and procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - internal and external sources of WHS information, and procedures for accessing them; - duties, rights and obligations of work team as specified in WHS laws, and location of relevant information about WHS laws; - functions and powers of relevant WHS regulator and how they are exercised; - regulatory compliance matters, including objectives and principles underpinning WHS laws methods used for assessing and maintaining WHS compliance, determining training needs in relation to WHS compliance, and implementing changes to policies, procedures, processes and systems to achieve WHS compliance; - organisational policies and procedures for documenting compliance requirements, assessing WHS compliance obligations and processes to address non-compliance. recording and documenting compliance assessment.

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