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BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

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BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Qualified Work Health and Safety Practitioners are in high demand across the country. This is due to an understanding of successful organisations that work health and safety play a vital role in their day-to-day operations.

These organisations place creating a safe work environment of critical importance and understand just how important it is to have well-managed WHS processes and procedures. The benefits of doing so include staff retention and increased productivity for organisations.

On the other hand, not taking necessary steps to ensure WHS in an organisation can have severe consequences – which is why it is of utmost importance for businesses to protect their employees, customers and the public at large.

In this course you will learn:

  • Recognise, evaluate and manage health and safety hazards in the workplace
  • Administer various work health and safety functions, planning and policy and process development in the workplace
  • Communicate effectively with personnel at all levels of the organisation
  • Develop actions, interventions and measures to prevent re-occurrences of incidents
  • Achieve change in WHS matters
  • Gather and analyse relevant WHS information and data
  • Contribute to the implementation, review and improvement of the WHS plan and WHS management systems

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you. This qualification is Release 3 and is the most up-to-date qualification available.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51319).

Possible job outcomes may include:

  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Practitioner
  • Senior Work Health and Safety Officer

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

The following prerequisite units are required before commencing this qualification.

  • 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

You will also require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT.

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

Unique Student Identifier

What is a Unique Student Identifier?

From 1 January 2015 ALL participants undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). It is free and easy for students to create their own USI’s online. To apply for a USI and for information regarding the USI system, please visit . From 1 January 2015, no statement of attainments or qualifications can be issued without having a USI recorded.

You will also need to complete your enrolment form and upload photo ID.

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 10 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of work health and safety requirements at a management level.

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

Elective units:

  • BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
  • BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on

Delivery Options

Face to Face – 5 day course
Requires participants to attend five (5) days of face to face training workshops delivered at a public training facility utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor-led presentations/scenarios with all assessments done post classroom session using the iTrain Safety Student Portal login.

Standard Online Delivery
Allows participants the flexibility to complete the course at their own pace within the stipulated course time frames without the need to attend face to face workshops. Courseware and assessments are provided online via the iTrain Safety Student Portal login.

Assessment Only / RPL
For people with evidence of their extensive experience.
We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual time frame depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.
Please email if you wish to RPL and we will provide you with a kit.

Custom Enrolment

If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please email to request an individual learning plan.


After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

  • BSB60619 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • BSB61019 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or;
  • Other relevant Advanced Diploma qualifications

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