This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing a plan for a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) that applies to own role.

The unit applies to individuals with responsibilities for contributing to the implementation of an organisation's WHSMS as part of their work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

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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: - planning the implementation of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) that incorporates return-to-work and injury management procedures, and other key relevant WHSMS elements, and; - implementing the WHSMS plan and reviewing its effectiveness. During the above, the candidate must: - communicate and explain the WHSMS plan and associated WHS policy to others to facilitate their contribution to implementing the system.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - elements of organisation's WHSMS and associated plan with reference to required commonwealth and state/territory WHS laws and standards, including required policies and procedures, including those concerning return-to-work and injury management, duty holders and their responsibility, safe systems of work, consultation and communication arrangements, required training and induction and WHS risk assessment; - organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems relevant to implementing WHSMS in own work role; - tools, methods and processes for implementing and reviewing WHSMS plan, including consultation with required personnel, and; - regulatory authority WHSMS tools, standards, guidance material and procedures required to contribute to implementing WHS management systems.

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