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  • BSB51319

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. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge to become a work health and safety (WHS) inspector, advisor or manager.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Occupational Health and Safety Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Organisational Development Advisor
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BSB51319 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.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as safety inspectors is expected to grow over the coming years. There are likely to be around 2,000 job openings in this area over the next five years with employers looking for candidates who are reliable, trustworthy and organised.

In this course you will gain 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 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT 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
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
BSBWHS520
Manage implementation of emergency procedures
BSBWHS512
Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
BSBWHS517
Contribute to managing a WHS information system
BSBINS401
Analyse and present research information
BSBWHS419
Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
Greater Brisbane
BSBWHS517
Contribute to managing a WHS information system
BSBLDR601
Lead and manage organisational change
BSBWHS512
Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
BSBWHS520
Manage implementation of emergency procedures
BSBWHS521
Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Note: For some courses, 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • 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 may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,717 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

The entry requirement for this qualification are the five units listed below. These units are the 5 core units within the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

  • 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

Selection criteria

Further to the above Training Package Entry Requirements:-

  • 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; and
  • 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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland