Diploma of Work Health & Safety

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College for Adult Learning
  • Awarded by

    College for Adult Learning (RTO 22228)

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months full-time; 14–16 months part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    WHS manager | Work Health & Safety Officer | Workplace WHS Coordinator | Work Health Safety Coordinator | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    By completing the Diploma of Work Health & Safety (BSB51319) at the College for Adult Learning, you'll develop key occupational health and safety skills and strengthen your ability to make informed decisions, preparing you to take on leading WHS roles within any organisation with the backing of a Nationally Recognised formal qualification. This course will help you consolidate and develop your skills in risk analysis and incident response, while increasing your ability to develop safe workplace policies and return to work strategies.

    Key Skills:

    • Plan, implement and evaluate a process for managing work health and safety (WHS) risk in a work area
    • Lead and manage the initial response to one work health and safety (WHS) incident
    • Contribute to developing, implementing, reviewing and improving a work health and safety management
    • Manage the planning, implementation and review of initial response procedures and return to work practices

    You may be eligible for an AIHS membership

    If you are studying WHS and not currently working full time you may be eligible for a free 12-month student membership with The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS). As an AIHS member, you'll have access to professional development resources, webinars led by health and safety recruiting agencies, professional networking groups plus much more.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must hold the core units from the  Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety (BSB41419) or equivalent competencies:

    • 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

    If you don't meet the entry requirements yet, we offer the option to combine this qualification with our Pathway Package. This is perfect if you want to complete the diploma but need the entry requirement units. Find out more in the Course Guide, or speak to one of our Learning Consultants.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this WHS course, the subjects you may study include:

    • BSBWHS417 - Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
    • BSBWHS521 - Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
    • 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
    • BSBWHS520 - Manage implementation of emergency procedures
    • BSBWHS514 - Manage WHS compliance of contractors
    • BSBWHS517 - Contribute to managing a WHS information system
  • Why College for Adult Learning?

    From building and construction to HR, business management, logistics and more – the College for Adult Learning (CAL) can get you qualified in it all!

    The friendly and experienced team at CAL will take the time to understand your existing skills and set you on a learning path that is tailored specifically for you, helping you to achieve your goals faster. All courses are designed in house with one purpose in mind, your success!

    Get the right skills, build your confidence and turn theory into practice when you study with The College for Adult Learning.

    Feel like you’re truly cared for at the College for Adult Learning! Here, their friendly team will tailor their support services to cater to YOUR needs. Be teamed with a Student Success Advisor who will work closely with you to help get you the best outcomes.

    Recent HR graduate Fiona states “I know that if I need support it was available ...the feedback was incredible, very attentive! She spent a lot of time taking me through things that I may have missed.”

    When you study with CAL, you’ll be supported by our Real Outcomes Guarantee, ensuring you get real-world results from your studies - not just a piece of paper.

    CAL promise to give you all the resources we can to help you achieve your goal, whether that’s to upskill, refocus your career, or get that promotion.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Work Health & Safety (BSB51319) from the College for Adult Learning.

    After completing the course, you'll be set up to lead and manage change to work health and safety procedures within your organisation, as well as developing transferable skills which will support you in any management role with an additional solid foundation of WHS practices.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in business administration can take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Administration Manager, Bookkeeper, Office Administrator, Office Manager, Human Resources Manager, Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, Event Manager, Management Consultant, Team Leader, Secretary, Business Development Manager, Project Consultant.

  • Let's talk price

    Pay upfront and save! The full fee for this course is $3,495 if paid with an upfront deposit of $1,495. 

    There are also flexible payment plans from as low as $51 per week.

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