Course Title: Assist with compliance with WHS laws

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4330 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Title: Assist with compliance with WHS laws

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in work health and safety (WHS) laws.

It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws


1. Assist with determining the legal framework for WHS in the workplace

2. Assist with providing advice on WHS compliance

3. Assist with WHS legislation compliance measures

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The range of assessment tools used:

1. Participation in Discussion Forum
2. Report Writing and/or Case Studies 

3. Participation and completion of online quiz(zes)



  • demonstrate skills and knowledge used to assist with WHS legislative compliance
  • how to assess knowledge of how advice was provided in the workplace/simulated workplace, interpreting and applying legislation, and reporting requirements of legislation
  • demonstrate review of WHS action plans, documented WHS training needs and documents, and recording processes undertaken to ensure WHS compliance