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BSB51319
Diploma of

Work Health and Safety

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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
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10 units of competency
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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 (release 3) 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.


What you'll learn

This qualification comprises 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


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Detail

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
10 units of competency
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.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


How many hours per week should I dedicate to my course?

We recommend spending at least 17-27 hours per week of study in order to stay on track with your studies. Based on this range, it may take you up to 24 months to complete a diploma-level qualification.

How quickly you finish a course is also dependent on your existing skills and experience.

This is simply a guide to help you better understand how many hours you ideally need to spend on your studies. We understand that everyone approaches learning differently, but rest assured, you'll still have a great level of control in your learning.

 
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:

  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Flexible learning options

 
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Students who successfully complete their qualification receive a digital badge from Upskilled to display on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, your resume and more. Our sharable badges are portable, verifiable credentials that validate your knowledge, skills and experience in the area of your studies.

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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:

Educators

Upskilled has a passionate team of trainers in the business faculty who are highly skilled in the areas of study we offer. Our trainers have qualifications and work experience that allows them to deliver training to help you achieve job-ready skills needed to make your next career move.

The business faculty offers additional support to students undertaking courses, giving you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers. 

Trainers facilitate 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom where you can ask them questions about your assessments, offering you more guidance and support. This gives you a chance to virtually collaborate with other students as well. 

Entry requirements

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Upskilled always want to ensure that our students are enrolled in the right course for them.

These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have completed all core units in BSB41419 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies
OR
  • have a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher in a relevant course.


You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.


*Additional eligibility criteria may be applicable and affected by other factors and personal circumstances. Please speak with our Education Consultants to confirm your eligibility for this course.

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At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

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What is work health and safety?

Work health and safety is related to ensuring the wellbeing of employees are looked after in a workplace setting. This means making sure that there's a reduction in accidents and incidents that puts the safety of employees at risk. 

What skills can I learn from a work health and safety course? 

The BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety is a qualification that can train you in key areas related to WHS and this includes the assessments of hazards, risk assessment, emergency procedures and workplace monitoring. The potential career outcomes for this course is for mid-level roles in the work health and safety sector, such as WHS Advisor or WHS Manager.

We also offer a certificate-level course such as the BSB41419 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, which can be a perfect starting course for those who want to work as a WHS Officer or for people who have WHS responsibilities related to their role.

The main priority for work health and safety is ensuring that the workplace is safe for employees so that they are not at risk of getting injured or being in the position where they contract any illnesses. 

What are the benefits of enrolling in a workplace health and safety course? 

If you're thinking about enrolling in the BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety, there are some valuable skills and knowledge you could gain from the course. Not only will it help you achieve career outcomes in the sector, but it can teach you how to keep the workplace safe. 

There are many benefits that come with enrolling in this course with Upskilled and these include: 
  • Having the flexibility of studying online: You'll have the opportunity to study online, which can allow you to balance both your work and personal priorities.
  • Access to additional learning content: The course includes additional learning content that can help you gain job-ready skills and these may include videos from third-party platforms, webinars and more.
  • Job-ready skills in workplace health and safety: The BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety can equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills to find career success in WHS. You'll learn all facets of the sector, including compliance measures, implementation of WHS processes and government regulation you need to keep track of.

How long does it take to complete a course in work health and safety?

The BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety can take up to 12 months. Since the course program is delivered online, you may be able to complete the course at a faster rate if you put in more hours each week into your studies.

You'll have the flexibility to manage your studies while balancing both your work and personal priorities, which can help you upskill while also fitting into your lifestyle. 

How can I enrol in a work health and safety course?

If you want to enrol in the BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you'll need to complete an enquiry form and submit via our website. From here, you'll need to provide us with some of your details including your name, best contact number and email address.

You'll also need to share where you're currently at within your career trajectory by answering the question, What best describes you? 

You'll be required to choose which statement best resonates with you in your current situation. You may be: 
  • Changing careers
  • Looking for a promotion
  • Returning to work
  • Starting your career 
  • Expanding your skill set 
Once you've submitted your enquiry form, one of Upskilled's education consultants will be in touch within 48 hours to contact you further about the WHS course. Depending on your current situation related to your career, they'll be asking questions tailored to your situation and how this course can help you pursue your desired outcomes.

You'll also have the opportunity to discuss any questions related to payment options, course eligibility and the possible career options you can achieve. 

If you're happy with your consultation and want to pursue this WHS course with Upskilled, your education consultant will send through an enrolment form via email to start the onboarding process. 

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