Unit of competency details

BSBWHS302 - Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS302A - Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplaceUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Minor edits to clarify intent of performance criteria 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 1.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-1.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the, skills and knowledge required to understand and comply with work health and safety (WHS) Acts, regulations and codes of practice in the workplace.

This unit applies to individuals who contribute to actions to achieve compliance with WHS legislation as part of their WHS responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Regulation, Licensing and Risk – Work Health and Safety

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine the legal framework for WHS in the workplace

1.1 Identify and access current WHS legislation and related documentation relevant to the workplace, occupation and industry

1.2 Apply knowledge of the relationship between WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice to assist in identifying WHS legislative requirements in the workplace

1.3 Identify duty holders

1.4 Identify legal obligations and duties for who to consult with regarding training of workers and health and safety representatives

1.5 Identify consequences of non-compliance with WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems

2. Contribute to activity that reflects WHS legislative requirements

2.1 Contribute to monitoring compliance with legislation

2.2 Contribute to ensuring that workplace complies with legislation

2.3 Identify and take appropriate action on non-compliance with legislation

2.4 Recognise limits of own expertise and legal duties, and access help and advice when required

3. Keep up-to-date with legislation and relevant publications

3.1 Use relevant sources to keep up-to-date with legislation and relevant publications

3.2 Communicate information on relevant legislative changes and relevant publications to others

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Learning

3.1

  • Identifies and evaluates information from formal and informal sources to update knowledge

Reading

1.1-1.5, 3.1

  • Interprets a range of textual information to determine regulatory and procedural requirements and necessary actions

Writing

2.3, 3.2

  • Documents WHS information in a sequential manner using required format, correct grammar and industry specific language

Oral communication

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2

  • Provides information or advice using language appropriate to audience
  • Uses listening and questioning to clarify and confirm understanding

Navigate the world of work

2.1- 2.3, 3.1

  • Follows policies, procedures and legislative requirements relevant to own role
  • Keeps up to date on changes to legislation or regulations relevant to own role

Interact with others

2.4, 3.2

  • Selects appropriate communication protocols and conventions to provide or seek information

Get the work done

1.1-1.5, 2.3, 3.1

  • Plans, sequences and prioritises tasks and activities to support compliance with WHS regulatory requirements
  • Initiates standard procedures in response to non-compliance issues, requesting assistance if necessary
  • Uses the main features and functions of digital tools to complete work tasks and access information

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

BSBWHS302A Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Minor edits to clarify intent of performance criteria

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Version 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • identify and apply work health and safety (WHS) legislative requirements applicable to the workplace, occupation and industry, including keeping up to date with legislation and relevant publications
  • identify and act on non-compliances with WHS legislation
  • identify duty holders
  • communicate WHS information to others
  • refer issues of non-compliance to responsible persons or authorities and seek advice from appropriate sources.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain the WHS legislative duties of self and others including limits on own expertise
  • outline the key organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • outline the key requirements in relevant commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material, and other relevant publications
  • identify obligations and duties for consultation and who must be consulted
  • identify people who could be accessed for help
  • identify the consequences of non-compliance
  • explain ways to get information about compliance with legislation.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced by individuals carrying out work health and safety duties in the workplace and include access to:

  • organisational policies, standard operating procedures, procedures and plans with information on compliance requirements
  • relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice, licensing requirements and standards
  • guidance materials and alerts issued by the relevant WHS regulator
  • relevant WHS data files
  • appropriate office equipment and resources.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

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