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Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Experienced Work Health and Safety Practitioners can apply their existing skills and be awarded an Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

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BSB60615 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Are you an experienced Work Health and Safety Practitioner? Have your skills recognised and receive this qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This qualification is designed for those who are responsible for ensuring the ongoing compliance of a WHS management system and auditing against these requirements, including the WHS Act and AS/NZS 4801.

At this level it is likely you will:

  • Coordinate, facilitate and maintain the WHS program in an organisation
  • Apply legislation framework applicable to WHS
  • Conduct a WHS audit
  • Evaluate and facilitate the WHS performance of an organisation
  • Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
  • Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
  • Implement WHS risk management strategies
  • Apply occupational hygiene to manage WHS hazards and risks

Course Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive an Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB60615).

Likely job titles of those suited to RPL for this qualification include:

Entry Requirements

You must hold all core units from Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315) or equivalent competencies for entry into this qualification.

Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent:

  • 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

It is also expected that you:

  • Have completed a Diploma qualification in related fields of study and at least 2 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in a supervisory or management capacity.
  • Have completed a Certificate III or IV qualification in related fields of study and at least 3 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in a supervisory or management capacity.
  • Have at least 5 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in a supervisory or management capacity.

Take our Free Skills Assessment today to find out if you are a good candidate for this qualification!

Units of Competency

To be awarded this qualification you must show competency in a total of 8 units.
5 Core and 3 Electives.

Core Units

  • BSBWHS601 Apply legislative frameworks for WHS
  • BSBWHS602 Facilitate WHS activities
  • BSBWHS603 Implement WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS604 Evaluate the WHS performance of organisations
  • BSBWHS605 Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems

Elective Units*

  • BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

*Alternative elective units may be available upon request. To view the full list of elective units available for this qualification please visit

Delivery Options

This qualification is only available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Contact us for a Free Skills Assessment to determine your suitability to undertake this qualification. This will be sent to our RPL Facilitator who will assess your eligibility and can provide you with recommendations for suitable RPL pathways that match your skills and experience.

If you are deemed a good candidate for RPL for this qualification, a non-refundable 50% deposit will be required to proceed with your RPL with full payment required before a certificate is issued.

For each unit of competency, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • Written or verbal questions demonstrating the required knowledge
  • Case studies or practical activities demonstrating the required skills
  • Projects based on a real or simulated workplace
  • Portfolio of evidence which may include:
    • Prior qualifications, both accredited and non-accredited
    • Employment history such as position descriptions and performance appraisals
    • Industry appointments such as board and committee roles
    • Publications and journals
    • Samples of work and other relevant documents, photos, videos, etc.
    • Testimonials and other references from verifiable sources

Each candidate is assessed individually. Our assessment team will validate the evidence supplied and conduct mapping against the evidence requirements for each unit. Where required, assessors will request additional evidence and provide guidance on suitable types of evidence for the candidate to supply.

Time frames for completion of your RPL

Students are required to submit the requested evidence for assessment by Asset College within 3 months of paying their deposit. If requested evidence cannot be supplied within this time frame a $50 extension fee will be applied.


After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

Course Fees

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Payment Plans may be available


“Mark and the team at Asset College are extremely experienced in the RPL process and provide a quality and efficient service for RPL qualifications. They are first point of contact when I require recognition of my prior learning and life skills.”
Graeme Jeffers
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