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BSB51315 Diploma Of Work Health And Safety

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Want to advance your career as a Work Health and Safety professional?

Want to improve your employment opportunities or move into a safety management or WHS consultant role?

Want to manage safety in your area of accountability to an even higher level?

If you’re currently working as a WHS professional, formalise your experience with a nationally accredited qualification BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety. BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety is a nationally recognised program designed for people who coordinate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program of an organisation.

By building on your existing experience and qualifications in WHS/OHS, this Diploma supports you in taking the next step in your WHS management career. In this program you will learn the skills required to be a trusted safety professional in roles such as a WHS Manager, Senior WHS Officer or WHS Practitioner, with the capability to apply your knowledge and skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts and industries.

This Diploma also benefits those who are owners, directors or officers of companies who want a greater understanding of how to comply with WHS laws and understand how to create and maintain an effective WHS program for their organisation.

Download Course OutlineWhat will you learn?

A key part of a WHS professional and any leader’s role is the ability to provide informed advice and leadership as well as to manage risks and investigate incidents. You will learn how to contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems and to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources in order to provide safety solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.

This program covers the broad WHS skills and technical capabilities that apply across a wide range of situations and industries. It will expand on your existing knowledge of WHS management, and will develop the necessary skills you need to provide leadership and guidance on WHS issues in a variety of work environments. Safety Dimensions offers this nationally recognised course in both course-work and a combined RPL/course work version. Your course will be facilitated by some of the industry’s best trainers, each of whom are highly experienced and qualified WHS practitioners.

In the Queensland or ACT Construction Industry?

Funding may be available for this program through Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) or the ACT Training Fund Authority.



Effectively manage WHS consultation and participation processes


Establish, implement and maintain WHS risk management systems


Administer WHS information systems, measures and initiatives


Provide and develop WHS leadership


Administer and conduct WHS incident investigations


Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools.


BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processesCore
BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS riskCore
BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks
BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidentsCore
BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systemsCore
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiativesElective
BSBMGT405 Provide personal leadershipElective
BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systemsElective
BSBWHS509 Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management toolsElective

Program Format

We can deliver this program customised for organisations and can work within within your preferred time frames and structures and tailor to your specific industry.

We also offer this as a public program with our sister division Safety Dimensions. This highly interactive program is delivered face to face over 3 x 3 day training sessions (total 9 days) over a 3-4 month period with a relevant and easy to integrate project into your day to day work. Coaching is also available if required.

Prior to program: Preliminary research and reading – to be completed within 2 weeks prior to Module 1.

  • Module 1: 3 days face to face, followed by 1 month to undertake a case study project.
  • Module 2: 3 days face to face, followed by 1 month to undertake a case study project.
  • Module 3: 3 days face to face, followed by 1 month to undertake a case study project.

 Program Prerequisites

The prerequisites for this Diploma course are the 5 core units of BSB41412 or BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies.

  • 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

Learners must also have sound literacy skills to enable them to adequately interpret text such as WHS legislation. For those who are without the required prerequisites, Safety Dimensions also offers a pathway WHS program – BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.  This is suitable for those beginning their career as a safety professional and there are no prerequisites for this program.

Have extensive experience but no formal qualification?

If you have extensive vocational work experience in work health and safety roles without a formal qualification you may consider applying for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), a process for giving candidates credit for skills, knowledge and experience gained. You will be required to gather evidence of your experience.  There is a fee for RPL assessment.

If you are unsure whether you meet the pre-requisites for this Diploma level program or, want to discuss your eligibility for RPL, please call us on 1300 453 555 or email so that we can best assist you in the most appropriate path for you. 

Want to enrol in our public programs?

Our sister divisions Workplace Dimensions offers this program to the public in Brisbane and Canberra and other locations on request.

Industry body funding may be available.

Want this program customised for your workplace?

We can customise this program for your specific industry and workplace and deliver it on-site all around Australia.

Call us on 1300 453 555, internationally on +613 9510 0477 or use our contact form.