The Diploma of Work Health and Safety will assist you in effective WHS risk management and train you to lead response and incident investigation. You will also learn to develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability and the environment.
Career opportunities, include:
- OHS/WHS manager
- OHS/WHS manager
- human resources manager
- OHS/WHS consultant and advisor
- OHS/WHS practitioner
Pathways to further study:
- BSB60619 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety
Studying the Diploma of Work Health and Safety at Holmesglen
More than ever before, looking after the wellbeing of employees, visitors and customers is of vital importance to organisations.
The Diploma of Work Health and Safety is for people managing, coordinating and maintaining the work health and safety (WHS) program or the Occupational/Work Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS/WHSMS) in an organisation.
The units of competency contained in this qualification will assist participants in managing the expectations of the ISO45001, AS/NZS4801, AS/NZS9001 and the AS/NZS14001.
Our diploma course also contains the BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work related psychological health and safety. This gives participants a thorough understanding of how to manage the risks associated with mental health in the workplace.
The course will help you develop your management and leadership skills. You will learn how to manage WHS procedures, quality systems and how to streamline processes to minimise risks associated with work related operations.
Students typically attend one evening a week. Evening classes run every Tuesday night from 6pm to 9pm. Classes won’t run in a week with a public holiday.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry as well as subject matter experts. If you have already completed other elective units, these may contribute towards completion of this course.
||Lead WHS risk management
||Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
||Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation's WHS management system
||Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
||Manage WHS consultation and participation processes
||Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
||Manage WHS compliance of contractors
||Contribute to managing a WHS information system
||Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
||Lead quality audits
| Code || Name |
|BSBWHS513||Lead WHS risk management|
|BSBWHS515||Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents|
|BSBWHS516||Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation's WHS management system|
|BSBWHS519||Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools|
|BSBWHS522||Manage WHS consultation and participation processes|
|BSBWHS512||Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety|
|BSBWHS514||Manage WHS compliance of contractors|
|BSBWHS517||Contribute to managing a WHS information system|
|BSBSUS511||Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability|
|BSBAUD512||Lead quality audits|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
A good command of the English language, both written and verbal, is recommended*
Minimum 18 Years of age*
All BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety core units 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
Prior to enrollment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify and learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion of this course, you will receive the Certificate of BSB51319 Diploma in Work Health and Safety.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession