Project Description

Learn to coordinate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation.

What is this course about?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals coordinating and maintaining the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. The qualification applies to supervisors and managers who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

As part of this course, you will learn to lead WHS risk management, lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents and lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools. You will also learn to contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of an organisation’s WHS management system, and how to manage WHS consultation and participation processes.

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319 is designed for individuals who are coordinating and maintaining the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation and looking to develop new skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Manage WHS consultation processes
  • Manage WHS risks and hazards
  • Investigate workplace incidents
  • Maintain a WHS management system
  • Implement emergency procedures
  • Use and develop risk management tools
  • Lead and manage teams
  • Respond to WHS incidents

This nationally accredited program is currently one of the most in-demand accreditations in Australia. It is relevant to today’s current industry standards and reflects the skills and competencies needed to grow a successful career or business.

The units of competency have been selected in consultation with industry experts along with our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to the industry.

Typical entrants into this program are:

  • Workers exposed to senior level WHS practices looking to gain formal accreditation
  • Industry workers looking to expand on their WHS industry knowledge
  • Workers in high-risk industries/positions looking to improve their WHS knowledge
  • Workers looking to improve their employability

Students who completed this program will be well-equipped to manage and implement workplace health and safety policy and regulations with confidence and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

This course will allow you to apply and practice Work Health and Safety skills to complement your on-the-job training. You will learn to implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals as well as how to manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant. You’ll also get to choose electives that complement your interests. Our trade-qualified teachers will train you to work safely and effectively and will assist you to plan and inspect your work to ensure the highest standards.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

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.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to www.usi.gov.au and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Statement of Attainment for BSB51319 – Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

5 core units  plus

5 elective units,  of which:

  • at least 3 units must be from Group A below
  • the remaining 2 units may be selected from Group A and/or Group B or from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, from any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units  
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
Elective units 
Group A 
BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
BSBWHS514 Manage WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system
BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant
BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures
BSBWHS531 Implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals
Group B 
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
BSBDAT501 Analyse data
BSBHRM530 Coordinate rehabilitation and return to work programs
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.

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