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Diploma of Work Health and Safety

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BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Qualified Work Health and Safety Practitioners are in high-demand across the country. This is due to the apparent understanding by successful organisations that work health and safety plays a vital role in their day-to-day operations.

These organisations place creating a safe work environment as critical importance and understand just how important it is to have well-managed WHS processes and procedures. The benefits of doing so include staff retention and increased productivity for organisations.

On the other hand, not taking necessary steps to ensure WHS in an organisation can have severe consequences which is why it is of utmost importance for businesses to protect their employees, customers and the public at large.

In this course you will learn:

  • 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

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315).

Possible job outcomes may include:

Entry Requirements

The following prerequisite units are required before commencing this qualification.

  • 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

You will require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. If you have not previously completed a Certificate IV qualification you may be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT prior to commencing enrolment in this course.

Students applying for CSQ Funding will be required to complete the Online LLN ASSESSMENT. An invitation to complete the assessment will be sent to you upon enquiry.

If completing the online course, you will also need:

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection

Units of Competency

To successfully complete this qualification you will need to show competency in a total of 9 units.
5 Core and 4 Electives.

Core units

  • BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • BSBWHS504 Manage WHS hazards and risks
  • BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Elective units*

  • BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
  • BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

*Alternate elective units may be available upon request. To view the full list of electives available for this qualification please visit training.gov.au. The cost for custom unit packaging is $250 per qualification (excluding RPL).

Delivery Options

OPTION 1 – Study Online
Study where and when it suits you by using our interactive elearning platform. You will have 12 months to complete this course at your own pace. You will be able to contact your trainer by email and phone for assistance.

OPTION 2 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same online course at our facilities using our resources and equipment at no extra cost. If you need some direction, we will have staff available to provide additional support if required. This option is not available at all locations, bookings are essential.

OPTION 3 – Study in Class
By request only. We can schedule a 5 or 10 day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop to complete the course in full.

OPTION 4 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification you may be eligible for RPL. Contact us for a Free Skills Assessment to determine if this is the right option for you. Find out more about our RPL Process here.


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

Course Fees

Course fees vary depending on the location and delivery mode of the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning
Payment Plans available

Construction Skills QLD (CSQ) Funding
Asset College is approved to deliver the Diploma of Work Health and Safety under the Queensland Government’s CSQ Funding for eligible participants. To be eligible for this funding you must work in Building and Construction Industry in the last 6 months.

For more information or to determine your eligibility please visit our Government Funded Training page.


“I have had the pleasure of working with Asset College on two qualifications now and I could not recommend them more highly. Having run my own RTO previously, I can tell you that they are incredibly professional, timely, and make everything as seamless as possible. Mark Costello has been a genuine pleasure to deal with and is a compliment to our industry.”

Jina Allen
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