Course Code: BSB51315

The prominence of WH&S as an indicator of workplace welfare and productivity makes it a crucial strategic consideration for every organisation in the country. The vocational skills training articulated by the Diploma of Work Health & Safety - the informed application of relevant legislation, the identification of workplace hazards, risk assessment, emergency procedures, and workplace monitoring - is in high demand across industry, and entails the demonstration of competencies that go beyond their own immediate context.  VET FEE-HELP is available for this course, allowing you to study now, pay later.  Find out more about VET FEE-HELP here

  • Studying online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Rolling Start Dates
  • Access to
  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 9 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    The Diploma of Work Health and Safety is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.
    The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.
    Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.


    All students will be provided with Smallprint Learner guides (online and/or hardcopy) for each unit of competency.

    • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
    • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
    • Trainer/Student Messaging System
    • Webinars - both live and recorded sessions
    • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider
    • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program


    All core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:

    • BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws
    • BSBWHS403A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
    • BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
    • BSBWHS405A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
    • BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents

    Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

    RPL is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by Upskilled assessors.


    A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes.  Upskilled assessment processes include: 

    • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
    • Written/Oral Questions
    • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
    • Projects
    • Scenarios/Case Studies

    Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

  • Unit Outline

    The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Business Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Diploma of Work, Health & Safety.

    Unit Code
    Unit Name
    BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
    BSBWHS504 Manage WHS hazards and risks
    BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implmenting and maintaining WHS management systems
    BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
    BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
    BSBWHS509 Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools
    BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
    BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
    BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • Career Outcomes

    The new prevalence of Work Health & Safety as a regulatory issue means that dedicated professionals in the discipline can be found working within every sector of Australian industry. The Diploma of WH&S is designed to meet the needs of individuals with existing experience of the WH&S field, and of managers who are tasked with advanced responsibilities around the supervisory and compliance functions.

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • WHS Manager
    • Human Resources Officer
    • Safety / WHS Officer

    Further Study

    For information about Pathways to University, click here.

    The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include The Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB60615)

  • Upcoming Courses

    Date Delivery Method  
    23/09/2015 Enquire Now
    28/10/2015 Enquire Now
    25/11/2015 Enquire Now
    09/12/2015 Enquire Now


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