Diploma of Work Health and Safety

BSB51315Diploma of Work Health and Safety

BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and SafetyCourse Code: BSB51315Diploma of Work Health and Safety

This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

The BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety provides participants with an in-depth knowledge of WHS practices and assists in developing the skills needed to develop and manage an organisation’s WHS program:

  • Understand the consequences of exposure to health and safety hazards at work
  • Recognise, evaluate and manage hazards in the workplace
  • Administer various WHS functions, planning policy development and ethics
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge in areas of system design and development, risk management and incident investigation.

This course is appropriate for people:

  • Working in the industry who wish to become recognised/ qualified WHS Officers
  • Employees with responsibility for WHS coordination in the workplace
  • Studying Online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Funding Available
  • Learning Method

    Classroom / Workplace
  • Duration

    12 – 18 months.
  • RTO's

    This course is delivered by our Registered Training Organisations Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498, Insight Training Group Pty Ltd RTO ID 32142 and Learning Lab Pty Ltd RTO ID 91341.

Course Requirements

To achieve the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety a total of 9 units of competency must be completed, five (5) core units and four (4) elective units.

Qualification Pathway

Upon successful completion of this qualification you may continue your studies and undertake the following:

BSB60615 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Entry Requirements

Students and trainees must have been assessed as competent in the following units (or equivalent units) prior to enrolling in BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety:

  • 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
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
  • Students must be currently employed in, or have access to, a suitable WHS management role encompassing the range of tasks and knowledge covered by the Units of Competency below.

Participants will need to be able to access and use a personal computer including internet connection, word processing and spreadsheet processing software, for example MS Word and Excel.

Student Selection Process

The selection process is designed to ensure that students or trainees are enrolled in the qualification that best meets their needs.

Selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students/trainees will be offered places in the program including;

  • The student or trainee needs and desired outcomes
  • The ability and commitment of the student or trainee to complete the course;
  • Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
  • Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)

Students or trainees not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Practitioner

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Description
BSBWHS502Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS503Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBWHS504Manage WHS risks
BSBWHS505Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS506Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems


Unit CodeUnit Description
BSBWHS410Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBWHS507Contribute to managing WHS information systems
BSBWHS508Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
BSBHRM509Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

Work Placement 

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individual workers are required to undertake 400 hours of supervised work placement in a relevant industry delivery setting. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level.


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