BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety 

The Diploma is an exciting and challenging course of study. Examine systems thinking, prepare reports, apply continuous improve techniques and managing change will all form part of your studies. There is a significant literacy requirement in a Diploma qualification so if you are unsure of your capacity to handle that portion of the course you may move to or from the Certificate IV in WHS. 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.

The course is delivered via distance learning. You will have a coach who is available for face to face training.

Western Australian legislation forms the basis of this course.


The 5 core units of Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety must be completed prior to admission into this course.

Course Details

9 units of competency including:

5 Core units

BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

BSBWHS504 Manage WHS hazards and risks

BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents

BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

and 4 electives

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work related health and safety measures and initiatives

BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems

BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

BSBWHS508 Manage the hazards associated with plant

BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

A significant amount of project work is required to enable you to apply the skills and knowledge you are gaining, in the workplace. This course is suitable for those who have a genuine interest in learning about Safety in the workplace at some depth. Good cognitive and written literacy are imperative. You will need to be self motivated and prepared to act on feedback.

Blended mode of delivery – Classroom/face to face coaching and online/distance materials.  Recognition of prior learning is included.

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Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer is available. You have 2 years from the date of enrollment to complete this course. You can of course finish much sooner since the course is self paced.



Payment plan: Pay as you go – three units at a time

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