This qualification is suitable for people who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program in one or more fields of work in an organisation, such as a WHS practitioner or HR practitioner. They may work under the guidance of an occupational health and safety professional.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies. Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad. These individuals are often accountable for group outcomes. Distance learning and Recognition of Prior Learning is offered with this course.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Work Health and Safety Advisor
- Work Health and Safety Auditor
- Work Health and Safety Manager
- Work Health and Safety Specialist
- Senior Consultant – WHS and Risk Management.
All BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety core units or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to four of the following units, which have been mapped as equivalent. Note: BSBWHS519 is new to the core of the Diploma, equivalent to its previous version, and a requirement for entry into the Advanced Diploma.
• 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.
- providing evidence of competency in the core units required for the BSB51312 Diploma of Work Health and Safety or other relevant qualification/s
- with extensive vocational experience in planning, implementing and evaluating their own work and the work of others with safety responsibilities but without formal WHS qualifications.
Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
- WHS Manager
- WHS Practitioner
- Senior HS Officer
This course consists of a total of 11 units. 5 core units plus 6 elective units, of which:
- at least 3 elective units must be from Group A
- for the remaining 3 units:
- up to 3 units may be selected from Group B
- if not listed, 1 unit may be selected from a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from any currently endorsed Training Package 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.
- BSBWHS612 Develop and implement a strategy to support a positive WHS culture
- BSBWHS613 Evaluate the WHS performance of an organisation
- BSBWHS614 Conduct a WHS audit under the guidance of a lead auditor
- SBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
- BSBWHS617 Apply ergonomics to manage WHS risks
Group A Electives
- BSBAUD601 Establish and manage compliance management systems
- BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
- BSBWHS611 Develop and implement strategies that support work-related psychological health and safety
- BSBWHS631 Apply occupational hygiene principles to manage WHS risks
Group B Electives
- BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information
- BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
- BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
- BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
- BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
- BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
- BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies
- TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies