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. 

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Course Description

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety equips you with the skills to ensure that your business or organisations staff are equiped with the right knowledge about safety and regulations. Being responsible for the safety of yourself and others can be daunting but with the right education and training it'll soon be part and parcel with your everyday job. The broad range of units covered in this course also sets you up for a myriad of career opportunities meaning you can work in really any industry. 

Inclusions

  • 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
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider Lynda.com
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Prerequisites

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.

Assessment

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
BSBWHS502Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS504Manage WHS risks
BSBWHS506Contribute to developing, implmenting and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS503Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBWHS505Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS509Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools
BSBMGT502Manage people performance
BSBWHS507Contribute to managing WHS information systems
BSBWHS410Contribute 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)

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $3,825

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Total course cost: $4,500

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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