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  • BSB51315

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

At a glance

At a glance

Develop your career in work health and safety with this high-level course and get qualified to be a work health and safety inspector or advisor.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Work Health and Safety Inspector
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
COURSE OUTCOME

BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop your career in work health and safety with this high-level course. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge to become a work health and safety (WHS) inspector, advisor or manager. Turn your passion for wellbeing into a rewarding career in the growing WHS industry.

In this course you will develop the skills required to develop, implement, and maintain WHS management systems. You will also learn how to effectively coordinate WHS consultation and participation processes, investigate WHS incidents, and manage WHS hazards and risks. Our supportive, industry experienced teachers will give you all the guidance you need to succeed.

After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a WHS inspector, advisor or manager. You may also choose to continue on with additional studies in this area.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS503
Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBWHS504
Manage WHS risks
BSBWHS505
Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS506
Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS502
Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
North and Far North Queensland
BSBWHS410
Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBWHS408
Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS509
Facilitate the development and use of WHS risk management tools
BSBWHS507
Contribute to managing WHS information systems
Greater Brisbane
BSBWHS402
Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404
Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406
Assist with responding to incidents
BSBWHS510
Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
BSBMGT516
Facilitate continuous improvement
PUAWER003B
Manage and monitor workplace emergency procedures, equipment and other resources
BSBWHS509
Facilitate the development and use of WHS risk management tools
Wide Bay Burnett
BSBWHS501
Ensure a safe workplace
BSBWHS507
Contribute to managing WHS information systems
BSBWHS410
Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBHRM509
Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who have completed all core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies.

Selection criteria

Entry into the mainstream program is via direct entry and it is recommended that you have at least 5 years' experience working in the areas of business or management, and have an understanding of issues relevant to medium to large organisations.

Entry into the accelerated program is via an application process and it is recommended that you have at least 5 years' experience working in the areas of business or management, and have an understanding of issues relevant to medium to large organisations.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland