What is chemicals management?
Chemicals management is a systematic approach that aims to reduce the risk associated with chemical hazards, throughout the chemical life cycle.
The Accredited Course in Chemicals Management is based around a holistic approach to chemicals management. It follows a step-by-step approach—from the initial identification of hazardous chemicals, through to control and management of waste.
This holistic approach is supported by the process known as the Chemicals Management Cycle of Change. The activities in each stage involve:
- Understanding the situation
- Identifying hazards/risks
- Collecting data
- Analysing causes
- Developing and implementing measures
- Evaluating and integrating change management into the organisation’s structure of business operations
What is the chemicals management course about?
This course provides learners who regularly work with and are in contact of hazardous substances, an increased knowledge and understanding of the following topics:
- Chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Chemical labelling
- Chemical handling and use
- Safe storage of hazardous chemicals
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Transport requirements
- Management of chemical risks
- Hazardous waste
- Basic principles of integrating chemicals management at the workplace
Employees will learn and understand chemicals management change readiness, basic steps in building a chemicals management process, the purpose and importance of the manifest requirements, analysis of causes and gaps in managing chemicals, and hazard and risk assessment criteria.
How many units of competency are covered in this course?
To complete Chemwatch’s Accredited Course in Chemicals Management, the learner must complete four core units. A Statement of Attainment will be issued upon successful completion of the course.
The units of competency are:
- BSBWHS431: Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace
- BSBWHS531: Implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals
- BSBWHS308: Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
- NAT10895001: Manage hazardous chemical waste within a workplace
What is the time frame for learners to complete the course?
Six months. The course is self-paced and online so it is entirely up to the student to manage their own time to ensure they finish the course content and assessments before the end of the six months. The amount of time taken to complete this course will depend on the learners’ previous experience and skill level.
What are the benefits from doing the course?
By completing this course, you will be recognised as being competent in the skills and knowledge associated with chemicals management. There is no other accredited listed course in chemicals management.
How is the course delivered?
The course is available through our online learning management system. It is self-paced, and covers three modules:
- Chemicals management processes and assessment of risks
- Managing chemical risks and control measures
- Management of hazardous chemical waste
Is the student required to complete assessments?
In order to receive competency and certification, a learner must complete the modules and corresponding assignments (assessments). Successful completion of this course will require learners to engage in unsupervised activities including:
- Completing written assignments
- Completing self-study to revise and reinforce areas of knowledge
- Workplace practice/application of skills and knowledge acquired through role plays and workplace simulations
- Conducting research to gain up-to-date industry information
- Reviewing organisational policies and procedures
Is the Course in Chemicals Management applicable for Australians only?
The course is accredited in Australia, however anyone in the world can do the course through our online learning management system. Much of the content is applicable globally but students will have to consult their own regulator for specifics on local regulations. Due to the myriad of different regulations, this course does not advise on specific regulations.
Is the Course in Chemicals Management accredited in Australia?
Yes. The Accredited Course in Chemicals Management is nationally recognised in Australia. The course is accredited and once completed and the learner is deemed to be competent, a certificate (Statement of Attainment) will be issued.
Is a certificate issued upon completion of the Course in Chemicals Management?
Yes. A Statement of Attainment is issued to the learner who has completed and submitted all the assignments relevant to the course and has been deemed competent. The competent learner will be notified upon successful completion of the course. Learners will receive their certificate by email.
Does the course assist individuals in learning about chemical and compliance requirements?
Yes. This course can assist learners in learning about compliance related requirements as per the WHS regulations, however the course does not cover all WHS regulations. It is the responsibility of the learner to build more knowledge by reading the respective laws on what is relevant to their work/business. The course is accredited in Australia and uses GHS classification as the main source for hazard identification. However, the principles behind chemicals management training can be applied globally, such as inventory creation and risk management. The risk control approaches are also applied globally, i.e., Control Banding.
Which country is the chemicals management course accredited to?
The course is Accredited by the Australian Government. Such accreditations are recognised by other governments around the world (as are university degrees, for example).
When does the chemicals management course start?
This course starts as soon as your enrolment in the course is confirmed. The course in chemicals management is entirely online and self-paced. The course information will be sent via email, which will also contain details on how to login to the learning management system and access to the course. It’s up to you with how you manage your time, and the course will retain your position if you stop at any time. Chemwatch provides 6 months to complete all course content and assignments.
How do I pay for the course as a learner?
Individual applicants can pay for the course through credit card or Paypal through the enrolment site. This is our preferred method of payment. However, in circumstances where this payment method is unsuitable, we can provide an invoice. The course payment form is available online from the Chemwatch Enrolment Course Page.
How do I pay for the course if there is a group of learners?
If you need a quote, please email email@example.com, with information detailing the number of enrolments you would like to purchase.
Do I need to be a Chemwatch client to complete this course?
Not at all. This course is designed so that anybody can complete this course regardless of their chemical management subscription. All resources are provided within the course to help the learner complete the assessments, whether they are a Chemwatch client or not.
What is the degree of difficulty of this course?
The degree of difficulty will depend on the individual student’s experience and skill level, but our intention for this course is for it to be accessible to everyone. If you work with chemicals, many of the concepts explored should be familiar to you, but you are not required to have a degree in chemistry or science to complete this course. The course in chemicals management will guide you through the complete chemicals management lifecycle, providing practical advice, knowledge and training for implementation of these concepts into your organisation.