Occupational Health & Safety - Work Health & Safety

Occupational Health & Safety Course in Building Construction

Learn how to develop and implement Occupational Health & Safety Procedures, Strategies and Risk Management Systems for the Health & Safety of your Building Construction Projects.

CAS-BCM Centre for Advanced Studies in Building & Construction Management

Workplace Health & Safety Course 

Within the context OH&S for building construction projects the principal contractor is responsible for identifying all site safety issues and providing and maintaining the proper systems to ensure the safety of workers, visitors and the public.

This module of study contains and specifies the outcomes required to manage Occupational Health & Safety in Building Construction for major projects. It covers the facilitation, implementation and management of the risk systems in OH&S for a building and construction organisation involved in residential and/or commercial projects. 

Course Program Outline

Program Code: OHS
Program Title: Occupational Health & Safety in Building Construction 

Fee: $5,800.00

Level 1 Suite 9B
80 Keilor Road
Essendon North VIC 3041

Program Commencement Dates

Intakes are in
• Intakes for 2021 to be advised soon

Self-Study On-Line eLearning:
Open all year

Open all year

Note: Modes of Study are interchangeable e.g. Learners enrolled as Self-Study or Work-Based can change to Face-to-Face and vice versa if they choose to do so. 


Duration: 4 weeks

12 Sessions Approx.

On-Line eLearning included

3 months min. to 10 months max. approx. for those wishing to undertake training in a workplace 

Times & Days

Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Option to Choose:

08:30am to 12:30pm

01:00pm to 05:00pm

05:30pm to 09:30pm 

Program Overview

This program specifies the outcomes required to manage Occupational Health & Safety using Risk Management Procedure for major projects.

It covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct a formal risk assessment comprising analysis and evaluation of occupational health and safety (OHS) risk system in a building and construction organisation involved in residential and/or commercial projects. 

This module of unit specifies the outcomes required to apply an approach to identify hazards and assess and control OHS risks. It addresses the underlying knowledge and skills required to provide a systematic approach to hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control. The emphasis is on eliminating risk or, where this is not possible, minimising risk. This unit also includes conceptual models for understanding the nature of hazards.

This program supports the needs of building professionals, Registered Building Practitioners, senior managers within building and construction firms and other construction industry personnel responsible for addressing the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to analyse and evaluate OHS risk as part of the risk management process for residential and commercial projects.

This course specifies the outcomes required in OHS risk analysis; defining the range of consequences, assessing the effectiveness of existing controls and deciding the likelihood of each consequence, and combining these in some way to obtain a level of acceptable risk with projects in the building and construction industries.

The Occupational Health & Safety for Building Construction Program with CAS-BCM is well suited to those in the building construction industry and new to the industry who want to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to undertake job & project roles in managing and administering the OHS Risk responsibilities & obligations for building construction projects.

Industry Sectors:
Building & Construction
Building Design & Architecture
Trades & Services

Occupation Roles:
Health Safety Environment (HSE) Advisor / Officer
Site HSE Advisor / Officer
Work Health & Safety (WHS) Officer / Coordinator

However; Students will be interviewed prior to commencement of course program. This interview will be used to determine suitability for undertaking the course including assessment of the experience which the student has in the Building and Construction Industry.

A Skills assessment for Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to enrolment being accepted by CAS-BCM. Students will be required to achieve a satisfactory result in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment that will be conducted during the application process.

Entry Requirements
• Be over the age of 18
• Have Intermediate Language Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Numeracy Skills
• Have access to a computer hardware with internet access
• Be able to operate computer programs as email, word processor and spread sheet applications at a basic level 

Areas of Competency


CAS-BCM’s Occupational Health & Safety in Building Construction Program helps develop and establish competencies in:
• Accessing Information & Data for Hazard Identification
• OHS Risk & Hazard Identification
• OHS Risk Analysis & Process
• Monitoring & Reviewing Risk Management Processes
• OHS Process for Administering Building Contracts
• Legislation Requirements Obligations & Policy 

Element & Performance Criteria

The following unit of competencies are covered as part of the CAS-BCM’s Occupational Health & Safety in Building Construction Program:

Delivery of Program

The program will be delivered as a blended learning program with the option to undertake the program as a Morning, Afternoon or Evening Program.

How it will be delivered (mode; face to face, online, on-the-job) 

Face to Face

Classroom-based learning Theory Session: underpinning knowledge

Independent Study

Self-Paced Learning including e-learning

Online Support

Learner Management System (LMS) including email, resources, research, eLearning, webinars and online consultation

Work Based

Work-Based Project Assignment: Knowledge Areas & Unit Outcomes

Assessment & Evidence Required for Competency

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors.

The assessment methods used during this course are:

Knowledge Based Test

You are required to respond in writing to a range of questions and case study activities for underpinning knowledge.

Project Assignment

Project Case Study Response: required to provide a written response to a situation presented in a project case study scenario.
Project Research Tasks: required to undertake project research.

Practical Assessment Work Project

Learners are required to participate in a Practical Work Placement Program within an organisation or business within the Building & Construction Sector and are required to undertake project research within the workplace.


Learners wishing to undertake the Assessments will be awarded a
Certificate of Completion

All learner participants who attend the full program will be issued a
Certificate of Attendance’ 

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