Manage WHS compliance of contractors

BSBWHS514 Hawthorn, Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

Aims and objectives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and coordinate organisational arrangements for managing the work health and safety (WHS) compliance of contractors. It involves determining the WHS legislative and organisational requirements applicable to contractors, and managing compliance of contractors.
The unit applies to those in managerial positions overseeing functions within organisations across all industries that are supplied with services by contractors, including labour hire and temporary workers, cleaning, catering, security, maintenance, repairs, installations and alterations, and major contracts and projects, as relevant to the organisation. This includes casual and volunteer workers. It does not cover visitors, or outworkers or suppliers of goods, materials or products to workplaces.
1. 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 model WHS laws have not been implemented, registered training organisations (RTOs) are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to existing WHS legislative requirements.
2. The model WHS laws include the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model WHS Codes of Practice. See Safe Work Australia for further information.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Learning objectives
Participants will be able to:
  • Establish and communicate WHS requirements in relation to contractors.
  • Monitor contractor compliance with established WHS requirements.
  • Review WHS requirements in relation to contractors.