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Diploma in Work Health and Safety

12 Months from course commencement

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This course is designed for participants who coordinate and maintain the WHS program/system within an organisation.

Participants must hold a Qualification/ Statement of Attainment with the 5 core units from the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 being:

  • BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS law
  • BSBWHS403 - Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a WHS consultation and participation process
  • BSBWHS404 - Contribute to the WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities
  • BSBWHS405 - Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a WHS management system
  • BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents.


Pre-entry Requirements:
To enrol in this course you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to apply for a Unique Student Identifier. New Zealand citizens can complete this course but will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier and provide an Australian address for certificate issuance. Visit for more information on Unique Student Identifiers. Participants must have access to, and be proficient at using, the following in order to complete their studies:

  • Computer with internet connection to complete and lodge ONLINE ASSESSMENTS via a Student Portal
  • Microsoft Office with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint for document creation
  • Email
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

This training course enables participants to gain a Diploma of Work Health and Safety (WHS). It will provide participants with the opportunity to grow their practical knowledge and skills in the development, implementation and management of WHS programs/systems.


The Diploma of Work Health and Safety provides participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognise, evaluate and manage health and safety hazards in the workplace.
  • Administer various work health and safety functions, planning and policy and process development in the workplace.
  • Communicate effectively with personnel at all levels of the organisation.
  • Develop actions, interventions and measures to prevent re-occurrences of incidents.
  • Achieve change in WHS matters.
  • Gather and analyse relevant WHS information and data.
  • Contribute to the implementation, review and improvement of the WHS plan and WHS management system.

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Units of Competency

BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks

BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents

BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems

BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Assessment activities include a combination of knowledge questions, scenarios and workplace projects. All assessment is uploaded to our student portal. Upon successful completion of the qualification requirements, participants will be awarded the Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51315.

Delivery Method:

Face to Face Interactive Learning
Face to Face interactive learning requires participants to attend five (5) days of face to face training workshops utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios. After the completion of the five (5) face to face training participants will then have access to the student portal and 12 months to complete and submit the assessments. The 5 day face-to-face course curriculum does not allow time for participants to complete their assessments in the classroom. All assessments are completed and submitted post course cis the Online Portal over a 12 month period. Refer to the Participant Handbooks for further information and conditions on enrolment periods. It is optional for participants to take their own laptop or tablet.

Distance Education
Self-paced Distance education gives participants the flexibility to complete the course at their own pace within the stipulated course timeframes without the need to attend face to face workshops. Courseware is provided online via the Student Portal and email. Assessments are to be completed within 12 months from enrolment. Refer to the Participant Handbook for further information and conditions on enrolment periods. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for those with adequate industry experience.

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