OHS Courses

The CFMEU offers a range of OHS courses from the industry induction (white card) through to a Diploma in Work Health and Safety. As our industry is dangerous we highly recommend our basic OH&S training to all our members as an overview.  If you’re interested in getting more involved in OHS, our certificates courses can extend your skills and knowledge and set you on a pathway.

For more specific information about the training including codes and titles of units of competency, nominal hours and timeframes, download the Course Directory. You can also download our Dare to Learn Course Pathways Guide; this provides suggested pathways for careers in construction.

Diploma of Work Health & Safety

BSB51315

Delivery time: face-to-face 30 days plus project work

Nominal hours: 435

Prerequisite: Certificate IV in WHS.

Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS506

Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBWHS503

Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS502

Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS505

Manage WHS risks
BSBWHS504

Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
BSBWHS508

Facilitate the development and use of hazard management tools
BSBWHS509

Manage rehabilitation on return to work programs
BSBHRM509

Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

BSB41415

Delivery time: face-to-face 27 days plus project work

Nominal hours: 440

Recommended prerequisite: Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS402

Write complex documents
BSBWRT401

Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS404

Assist with responding to incidents
BSBWHS406

Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBWHS409

Work effectively with diversity
BSBDIV301

Make a presentation
BSBCMM401

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS405

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation process
BSBWHS403

Analyse and present research information
BSBRES401

Certificate III in Work Health & Safety

BSB30715

Delivery time: face-to-face 22 days plus project work

Nominal hours: 234

Recommended prerequisite: Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

Core units

Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS303

Apply Knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
BSBWHS302

Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
BSBWHS304

Contribute to WHS issue resolution
BSBWHS305

Write simple documents
BSBWRT301

Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations
PUAWER001B

Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
PUAWER005B

Confine small workplace emergencies
PUAWER008B

Electives from restricted list

Provide first aid
HLTAID003

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable practices
BSBSUS401

Basic OH&S

Delivery time: face-to-face 5 days
(one day a week over 5 weeks)
plus project work

Nominal hours: 40

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001A

Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1014A

Construction Induction (white card)

Delivery time: face-to-face 1 day
Nominal hours: 6

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS1001

The white card is a mandatory requirement for all workers on construction sites, both domestic and commercial. It is also a WorkSafe requirement that you bring photo identification to this course.