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.