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Diploma of Work Health and Safety

WHS Managers are in high-demand across the country. Up-skill today and learn WHS management skills to support your organisation.

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Overview

BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Qualified Work Health and Safety Practitioners are in high-demand across the country. This is due to an 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 of 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.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals coordinating and maintaining the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. The qualification applies to supervisors and managers who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

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 systems

Construction Skills QLD (CSQ) Funding

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Asset College is approved to deliver the Diploma of Work Health and Safety under the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding for eligible participants. For more information or to determine your eligibility please visit our CSQ page.

If you are a construction industry employee and wish to apply for funding you can do so by clicking ‘Submit Funding Application’ on the right hand side bar.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51319).

Possible job outcomes may include:

  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Practitioner
  • Senior Work Health and Safety Officer

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

The following prerequisite units are required before commencing this qualification.

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

Or, the predecessors to these competencies that have been mapped as equivalent.

You will also require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can complete this higher level LLN test here now!

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Completion of LLN assessment
  • Copies of previous qualifications
  • Payment

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 10 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of work health and safety requirements at a management level.

Core units

  • BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS516 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system
  • BSBWHS519 Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
  • BSBWHS522 Manage WHS consultation and participation processes

Elective units*

  • BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system
  • BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use fo plant
  • BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures
  • BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.

*If you wish to change one or more of your elective units please contact us. While we endeavour to be able to provide all options, changes to elective units cannot be guaranteed. The cost for custom unit packaging is $500 per qualification for full study or $250 for RPL.

Delivery Options

Standard Online Delivery

1 unit per month for up to 12 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.

Accelerated Learning

For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for up to 6 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.

Assessment Only / RPL

For people with evidence of their extensive experience.

We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.

You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.

Custom Enrolment

If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan.

The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.

Pathways

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

Course Fees

Course Fees

This qualification is available through online study or RPL. You can also opt to complete some units by RPL and some units through online study.

Online Study – $4100

RPL – $2350

Payment Options

Online Study

1. Pay as you go

Pay for each unit of your course as you commence it. Please view our Course Fees brochure to see first payment required plus fee per unit for your specific qualification.

2. zipMoney

Up to 6 months interest free on zipMoney. Best for people with an existing zipMoney account.

3. Study Pay

Interest free weekly or fortnightly instalments. Best for people looking for a low-fee direct deposit payment plan option.

RPL

Individualised quotes will be discussed with our RPL Manager after submission of a free skills assessment. Please read the full outline on our RPL process here.

1. 2 split payments

Pay 50% of the course fees to begin your RPL, with 50% due on completion before your certificate is issued.

2. zipMoney or Study Pay payment plans (as outlined above).

Construction Skills QLD (CSQ) Funding

Available for eligible participants in the construction industry.

View Construction Skills QLD Funding pricing and requirements here.

Other Information

Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.

Extension Request Fees

Should you require an extension on your study, an extension fee of $100 per request per month is required.

Assessment Re-Submission Fees

Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $100 will apply per assessment.

Re-Enrolment

Should you wish to cancel your course or your enrolment is cancelled by us due to no progress and you then wish to re-enrol, a re-enrolment fee of 25% of the standard course fee will apply if requested within 3 months of initial cancellation. If re-enrolment is requested within 4 – 12 months of initial cancellation, 50% of the standard course fee will apply.

Testimonial

“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
Diploma of Work Health and Safety
State Winner

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