This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing and maintaining work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation as prescribed in legislation.

It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information, identifying feedback opportunities, and improving consultation and participation.

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

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
BSBWHS413

Assessment

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: On at least two occasions contribute to each of the following, as applicable to own role and work area: - implementing and maintaining work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation to ensure that required personnel are encouraged to participate; - communicating information and data about WHS consultation and participation processes; - explaining to individuals and parties the legal roles, duties, rights and responsibilities of self and others regarding WHS consultation and participation processes; - creating opportunities for feedback on consultation and participation processes, and; - identifying barriers to, and opportunities for improving, effectiveness of WHS consultation and participation processes, and to implement and maintain improvement measures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - requirements under WHS laws for consultation and participation processes, training requirements, and the roles and responsibilities of individuals and parties required to participate; - essential components of WHS consultation processes; - organisational policies and procedures for identifying and communicating WHS consultation and participation information, documenting consultation barriers, opportunities and feedback and storing WHS information and data; - internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and procedures for accessing them; - key principles, uses and components of the hierarchy of control measures that assist with implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes, and; - methods for obtaining feedback from individuals and/or parties on consultation and participation processes.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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