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BSB51315
Diploma of

Work Health and Safety

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Summary

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.

Please note that this training package has been updated Nationally. Students who enrol will need to be transitioned into the updated qualification at some point during their enrollment.

Any students who enrol in the current qualification prior to the transition will not be financially disadvantaged. Please speak to your Education Consultant for further information.

 


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Duration
12 months
Units
9 units
Our BSB51315 - 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. 

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Inclusions
Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
  • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • 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 / Credit Transfer
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.

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.

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, which are subject to change. Please speak to one of our Education Consultants for more information.

Entry requirements

Start date
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As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have completed year 10, or
  • a qualification at Certificate III level or higher, or
  • 3 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

You will also need to be at least 18 years at the time of applying for admission. Approval from HOF required

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
Recording equipment / software required

A digital video recording device (for example a webcam or mobile phone with a camera) and simple recording apps to save and upload videos, images and audio files.

You will also need software such as Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, or Quicktime to view online videos and images.

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 other participants to aparticipate as characters in role plays. These are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants, participants can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.

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