OSH Training (Workplace Accredited)

PRISON SPECIFIC TRAINING

The Collective Training Group is the only RTO offering prison specific introductory OSH training designed for safety and health representatives (SHRs) working within the prison environment.  

Highly valuable learning outcomes are achieved through contextualised information and skill development activities designed to promote effective functioning of SHRs within prisons.  This training provides SHRs with the ability to link occupational safety and health legislation with prison-specific workplace policies, processes and procedures contributing to a safe and supportive working environment.

Training focuses on:

  • Conducting effective and thorough workplace OSH inspections
  • Participation in workplace OSH investigations
  • Identifying prison specific hazards, assessing risk and implementing effective control measures
  • The importance of communication and consultation skills specific to OSH in the prison
  • Workplace conflict resolution in the workplace
  • Provisional Improvement Notices

SHR training is fundamentally important for achieving the philosophy of occupational safety and health legislation, namely to:

  • Foster cooperation and consultation between employers and employees and associations representing employers and employees, and
  • Provide for the participation of these stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of safety and health standards and optimum working practices

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

SHRs who successfully complete all 5 days of introductory training have the option of completing additional workplace-based assessment items if electing to enrol in nationally recognised training.  SHRs have the option of having the work completed during introductory training contribute towards a Statement of Attainment for each of the following 5 units of competency taken from BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety:

BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

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. Learn more here.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain a healthy and safe workplace through participation in the process of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards and assessing and controlling WHS risks, and the promotion and support of worker consultation.  It applies to individuals who assist with the identification of workplace hazards and the assessment and control of WHS risks as part of their WHS responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties. Learn more here.

BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation processes.  It applies to individuals who participate in WHS communication and consultation processes as part of their work health and safety responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties. Learn more here.

BSBWHS305 Contribute to WHS issue resolution

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to work health and safety (WHS) issue-resolution processes, and to communicate their outcomes.  It applies to individuals who contribute to the resolution of WHS issues in the workplace as part of their WHS responsibilities which are in addition to their main duties. Learn more here.

BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to work health and safety (WHS) incidents which includes accidents.  It applies to individuals who work under supervision and use some discretion and judgement to respond to incidents within their level of responsibility.  The unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries. Learn more here.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?

There is no charge for the SHRs to participate in this training.  The cost of participating is funded by the employer.

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE

The next available course will be announced soon.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE?

As a SHR, it is your choice which training provider you select to complete this training.  If you are an elected SHR at your prison and wish to participate in this training, please contact the WAPOU Training Officer.