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BSB51319
Diploma of

Work Health and Safety

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Summary

If you're passionate about the safety and wellbeing of employees within the workplace, the BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety is a nationally-recognised qualification that can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out the responsibilities of WHS related roles.

Safety is a priority in all workplaces and demand for skilled workers in WHS will only grow overtime. You'll be trained in aspects of WHS including the identification of workplace hazards, risk assessment, emergency procedures and workplace monitoring.

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Duration
24 months
Units
10 units
This qualification will suit you if you have a strong interest in the safety and wellbeing of employees. You will be trained in areas of legislation and learn skills that can help you carry out duties in WHS related roles.

You'll also receive training across a range of supervisory tasks such as investigating WHS incidents, managing WHS risks, managing effective WHS consultation and facilitating the use of hazard-management tools.
Course structure

This qualification is comprised of units that will provide you with the training needed so that you can carry out WHS duties with confidence. Learning the ins and outs of the field can create opportunities for you to mitigate risks and train employees to prioritise their health and safety at work.

In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Manage team effectiveness
  • Lead WHS risk assessment
  • Manage implementation of emergency procedures
  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Team building
  • Effective leadership
  • Strong communication skills
Inclusions

By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:

  • Access to Upskilled's Student Support Team
  • 1:1 Mentoring Sessions with WHS Specialist trainers
  • Flexible learning options
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
BSBWHS513
Lead WHS risk management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the management of work health and safety (WHS) risks in an organisation. The unit includes facilitating the identification of hazards and potential hazards, leading the assessment of associated risks, selecting and implementing suitable risk controls, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the organisational WHS risk management process. It involves communicating with stakeholders throughout the process. The unit applies to those in an organisation who provide specialised knowledge and guidance to a range of personnel when leading the management of WHS risks.

BSBWHS515
Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the initial response to work health and safety (WHS) incidents. The unit also includes planning, conducting and reporting on investigations of WHS incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage. This may include accessing specialist expertise. The unit applies to those who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. It does not apply to those undertaking an investigation in order to provide legal advice or prepare for legal proceedings.

BSBWHS516
Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation's WHS management system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of elements of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS). WHSMSs support organisations in systematically managing work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace. WHSMSs consist of a documented set of plans, actions and procedures that target improvements. The unit applies to those with organisational responsibilities for contributing to tasks in relation to elements of a WHSMS appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation and its WHS risks. These people will have supervisory responsibilities, work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS519
Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development and use of work health and safety (WHS) risk management tools. The unit applies to those responsible for managing hazards in the workplace whose role requires them to provide leadership in WHS risk management.

BSBWHS522
Manage WHS consultation and participation processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of consultation and participation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS). The unit applies to those responsible for facilitating consultation about and participation in WHS management and decision-making across the organisation. These people work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBWHS517
Contribute to managing a WHS information system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to managing a work health and safety information system (WHSIS) that supports the effective management of WHS. It involves accessing, collecting and analysing WHS information and data; evaluating the effectiveness of the WHSIS and contributing to improving the management of WHS; and communicating the change. The unit applies to those who contribute to managing a WHSIS. These people work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. Individuals will apply skills and knowledge to enable them to manage information and data management processes, including analysis of the data. They are not required to design the actual information system or process.

BSBWHS518
Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage work health and safety (WHS) hazards and to comply with WHS laws, as they apply to the management or control of items of plant being maintained and used in a workplace. It requires strong communication skills and systematic approaches to identify and resolve WHS issues associated with plant. The unit applies to those who provide guidance to others in the workplace in managing WHS hazards associated with plant. The unit does not apply to the design, manufacture, supply, installation, construction or commissioning of plant or issuing of licences associated with plant.

BSBWHS520
Manage implementation of emergency procedures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement initial response procedures for emergencies. Its focus is on the implementation of procedures already developed for short-term emergency responses. It assumes that expert advice will be available in identifying potential emergencies and in formulating response plans. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities for managing work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace who contribute to the implementation of procedures for responding to emergencies. These people work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

BSBTWK502
Manage team effectiveness

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. The unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who lead and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement. It will also involve using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.

BSBSUS511
Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces. These individuals also engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists. 'Sustainability' in this unit refers to a broad approach that focuses on the minimisation of an organisation’s social, economic and environmental impact, as well as proactive value creation in these areas.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.

Career outcomes
Education pathways
If you successfully complete the BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you may be able to pursue the following related qualifications:

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Entry requirements

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All core units in BSB41419 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies.

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

  • 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.

The participants in the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety may be employees already working in a WHS role, or may have attained an AQF4 level qualification in Work Health & Safety or in an allied field.

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.

To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. These include:

  • a modern computer with high-speed internet
  • access to a digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to the Upskilled LMS.
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Software to view online videos and images such as Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, or Quicktime.
  • Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software

Skills to:

  • create, save and edit Microsoft Office 2010 (or equivalent) documents
  • access and search the internet
  • download and save documents from websites
  • upload documents through websites
  • participate in online discussions
  • compress image files
  • connect digital cameras, download, and store images
  • connect digital video devices, download, and store video
  • connect digital audio devices, download, and store audio files.

Language requirements

This course involves reading, researching and undertaking a range of written and practical assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

Completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher;

OR

2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Other requirements

Some assessments have Role-Play components and will require you to participate in role plays with others. These are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. You will be required to organise these with other people, which can be your family, friends or workplace colleagues.

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