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BSB51315
Diploma of

Work Health and Safety

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Duration
12 months
Mode
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Units
9 units

Summary

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WH&S is crucial for the betterment of workplace welfare and productivity. Our course provides students with the skills and knowledge that cover the informed application of relevant legislation, the identification of workplace hazards, risk assessment, emergency procedures, and workplace monitoring. Once qualified, individuals will be well-equipped to ensure that their business staff have the right knowledge about safety and regulations.

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Given the recent changes to Work Health and Safety legislation across Australia, it was important to earn this qualification and update my knowledge.
Leanda Van der Merwe
, Quality Assurance, Health and Safety Coordinator
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Detail

Our Diploma of Work Health and Safety will train students in supervisory tasks such as investigating WHS incidents, managing WHS risks, managing effective WHS consultation, and facilitating the use of hazard-management tools. Learn to be responsible for the safety of yourself and others as a business manager, ensuring a protected, happier workforce.
  • Course structure

    The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

    Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance. 

    Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

  • Entry requirements

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

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

    • 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
    The participants in the BSB51315 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.

     

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • 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 monthly webinars as required.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

  • Career outcomes
  • University pathways
    This course might include a pathway to university. University pathways are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
    Flinders University
    For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from their pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact they have in the communities they serve.  Upskilled has an articulation agreement in place with Flinders University. Graduates may be eligible for guaranteed entry and credit transfer into the following Bachelor Degree/s after successful completion of select Upskilled qualifications. For more information on Flinders University articulations click here.

     

    Southern Cross University
    ​Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and many are available in a dynamic online form.  Upskilled has an articulation agreement in place with Southern Cross University. Graduates may be eligible for guaranteed entry and credit transfer into the following Bachelor Degree/s after successful completion of select Upskilled qualifications. For more information on SCU Articulations click here.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
  • BSBWHS502
    Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS).

  • BSBWHS503
    Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the systematic management of work health and safety (WHS) risk. It addresses the processes and techniques necessary to contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk.

  • BSBWHS504
    Manage WHS risks

    This unit applies to individuals who contribute to the management of WHS hazards and risks. This management is based on the organisation’s WHS management system (WHSMS), WHS information system (WHSIS) and risk-management approach (as covered in BSBWHS503A Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk).

  • BSBWHS505
    Investigate WHS incidents

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage. It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise

  • BSBWHS506
    Contribute to developing, implmenting and maintaining WHS management systems

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development and implementation of elements of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS).

  • BSBWHS410
    Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to a range of work-related health and safety measures and initiatives.

  • BSBWHS509
    Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools.

  • BSBWHS507
    Contribute to managing WHS information systems

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to managing work health and safety information systems (WHSIS) to support work health and safety (WHS) management.

  • BSBMGT502
    Manage people performance

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff who report to them directly. Development of key result areas and key performance indicators and standards, coupled with regular and timely coaching and feedback, provide the basis for performance management. It applies to individuals who manage people. It covers work allocation and the methods to review performance, reward excellence and provide feedback where there is a need for improvement. The unit makes the link between performance management and performance development, and reinforces both functions as a key requirement for effective managers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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