Qualification details

BSB30707 - Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB30712 - Certificate III in Work Health and SafetyTotal number of units reduced from 12 to 10, number of core units reduced from 7 to 5 - EQUIVALENT. 17/Dec/2012

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BSBADM311A - Maintain business resourcesMaintain business resourcesN/A
BSBCMM301B - Process customer complaintsProcess customer complaintsN/A
BSBCUS301B - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customersN/A
BSBDIV301A - Work effectively with diversityWork effectively with diversityN/A
BSBFIA301A - Maintain financial recordsMaintain financial recordsN/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace informationN/A
BSBINM302A - Utilise a knowledge management systemUtilise a knowledge management systemN/A
BSBINN201A - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovationN/A
BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documentsDesign and produce business documentsN/A
BSBOHS301B - Apply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplaceApply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplaceN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312611 Safety Inspector 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Occupational Health & Safety 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Office Manager (Occupational Health and Safety Responsibility),Occupational Health and Safety Representative,Occupational Health and Safety Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312611 Safety Inspector 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 03/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History



Release 2 

New release of this Qualification released with version 6 of BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

  • Outdated advice removed
  • updated unit codes:
  • BSBCMM301A now BSBCMM301B
  • BSBCUS301A now BSBSCUS301B
  • BSBWOR301A now BSBWOR301B



This qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who apply a broad range of competencies in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team. This qualification is for people whose main job is not dedicated to OHS but who take it on as a voluntary duty.

Job Roles 

  • Health and Safety Assistant
  • Health and Safety Committee Member
  • Health and Safety Representative.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB20107 Certificate II in Business or other relevant qualification/s


  • with vocational experience working in occupational health and safety roles without a formal business qualification. This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

BSB30707 Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • contributing to communication processes with emergency management services and talking with the casualty, bystanders and medical staff in an emergency situation


  • working as part of a group to request occupational health and safety information and data


  • contributing to assessment of risks to first aiders and others, and determining an appropriate response

Initiative and enterprise

  • identifying possible improvements to occupational health and safety and contributing these to the decision making process

Planning and organising

  • contributing to plans such as occupational health and safety action plans


  • organising daily priorities


  • applying learning about occupational health and safety processes to future operations


  • using communication technology including media and equipment to talk to emergency management services

Packaging Rules

Total number of units  = 12 

7 core units  plus

5 elective  units

3 elective units  must be selected from the elective units listed below.

The remaining 2 elective units  may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below, 1 unit  may be selected from a Certificate II qualification and 1 unit  from a Certificate IV qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Core units 

BSBOHS301B Apply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplace

BSBOHS302B Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes

BSBOHS303B Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment

BSBOHS304B Contribute to OHS hazard control

BSBOHS305B Contribute to OHS issue resolution

BSBOHS306B Contribute to implementing emergency prevention activities and response procedures

BSBOHS307B Participate in OHS investigations

Elective units 

Customer Service 

BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers


BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity

Financial Administration 

BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

General Administration 

BSBADM311A Maintain business resources

Information Management 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

BSBINM302A Utilise a knowledge management system


BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

Interpersonal Communication 

BSBCMM301B Process customer complaints

IT Use 

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

Product Skills and Advice 

BSBPRO301A Recommend products and services


BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Workplace Effectiveness 

BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships


BSBWRT301A Write simple documents

Imported Units 

HLTFA402B Apply advanced first aid

HLTFA403A Manage first aid in the workplace