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BSB51315

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Advance your career by becoming a Workplace Health and Safety Manager or Trainer

Reach your management potential implementing WHS policies and procedures

Equipping yourself with specialised knowledge in work health and safety (WHS) makes you an asset to any employer.

Designed for those who are currently working in WHS or have completed pre-requisite study, such as the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415, this diploma-level qualification allows you to step into a management or supervisory role.

Once completed, you will have the ability to contribute to the management of internal WHS systems and the implementation of plant-associated hazards, as well as incident investigation and controlling risk, which also extends to contractors.

With these skills at hand, you will be able to work in the health care, retail or construction settings as a Workplace Health & Safety Manager, Human Resources Officer or Safety/WHS Officer.

With flexible learning options, expert trainers, quality course material and a support team to help you every step of the way, now is the time to step into a promising new career in WHS.

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

Qualification

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Delivery

Online available

Length

Up to 12 months

Cost

Online: Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you’ll be able to apply your substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of work health and safety (WHS) contexts, including coordinating and maintaining WHS programs in a variety of organisations. You could also gain employment as a:

WHS Manager

Manage a team of WHS professionals in developing, implementing and enforcing safety procedures in the workplace.

WHS Trainer

Train workers so they can coordinate WHS procedures in their individual departments within a company.

Delivery Options and Length

Online

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

Up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

 

Online

Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBWHS402

Assist with compliance with WHS laws
This unit describes the 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) legislation. It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.

BSBWHS403

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to setting up, running and improving work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes that are prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information identifying and delivering related training and improving the consultation and participation processes.

BSBWHS404

Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the processes of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing WHS risks, and developing, implementing and evaluating risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements.

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.

BSBWHS405

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) as it applies to own work area and job role.

BSBWHS502

Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS). It applies to individuals with responsibility for enabling people to be consulted about, and to participate in, WHS management and decision making across the organisation. These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS503

Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the systematic management of work health and safety (WHS) risk. It applies to individuals who provide specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and guidance to a range of personnel.

BSBWHS504

Manage WHS risks
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct work health and safety (WHS) risk management processes. It applies to individuals who manage WHS risks, based on the organisation’s WHS management system (WHSMS), WHS information system (WHSIS) and risk-management approach (as covered in BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk). These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS505

Investigate WHS incidents
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage. It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise. This unit applies to individuals required to investigate incidents in relation to prevention of future incidents. The unit applies to people who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS506

Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of elements of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS). It applies to individuals with organisational responsibilities for contributing to tasks in relation to elements of a WHSMS appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation and its work health and safety (WHS) risks. These people will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and will apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS410

Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS). It applies to individuals with responsibility for enabling people to be consulted about, and to participate in, WHS management and decision making across the organisation. These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS408

Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the work health and safety (WHS) management of contractors. The WHS management of contractors has a strong focus on compliance with WHS organisational and legislative requirements. This unit applies to individuals who either work in organisations that are supplied with services by contractors or work in organisations that supply such services. It is only concerned with the supply of on-site services to workplaces. It does not cover outworkers or contractors who supply goods, materials or products to workplaces. The unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

BSBWHS507

Contribute to managing WHS information systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to managing work health and safety information systems (WHSIS) to support work health and safety (WHS) management. It focuses on systems for gathering, managing and communicating information necessary for WHS management. It applies to individuals who contribute to the management of a WHSIS. These people will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS508

Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage work health and safety (WHS) hazards and to comply with WHS legislation as it applies to the management or control of plant (not the design, manufacture, supply, installation, construction or commissioning of plant or issuing of licences associated with plant). It applies to individuals who may provide leadership and guidance to others using managerial and communication skills and who use systematic approaches to identify and resolve issues.

Entry to the Diploma of Work Health and Safety is open to those who have achieved the following 5 units of competency (as achieved in the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415):

  • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

BSBWHS402

Assist with compliance with WHS laws
This unit describes the 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) legislation. It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.

BSBWHS403

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to setting up, running and improving work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes that are prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information identifying and delivering related training and improving the consultation and participation processes.

BSBWHS404

Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the processes of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing WHS risks, and developing, implementing and evaluating risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements.

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.

BSBWHS405

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) as it applies to own work area and job role.

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Laura Andrews, Diploma of Business

Having a flexible study option means that I can still work full-time and have a social life whilst completing my qual

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

Dedicated Student Support

Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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