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Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319

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Expertise in Work Health and Safety is highly valued in Australian organisations. The ability to assess and minimise risks and hazards can save lives, and ensure companies and government departments remain compliant with their legal requirements.

Having a formal qualification in Work Health and Safety makes you a valuable asset in a range of sectors. BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, can help you get to the next level in your WHS career.

This nationally recognised qualification will give you the confidence to manage and implement Work Health and Safety policy and regulations, and use your substantial knowledge, and well-developed skills in many WHS contexts.

This is currently one of the most in-demand courses in Australia. The people who complete the course are often:

  • Graduates of BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
  • Senior-level staff who want formal recognition of their WHS skills.
  • Industry workers, or people in high-risk industries/positions who want to expand their WHS knowledge.
  • People who want to improve their employability.

This qualification will give you a wealth of skills and knowledge in areas such as:

  • WHS consultation processes.
  • WHS risks and hazards.
  • Workplace incident management and response.
  • WHS management systems.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Risk management tools.
  • WHS compliance and laws.
  • Consultation and participation processes.
  • Risk management.
  • WHS management systems.
  • Workplace incident responses.

The units in this course have been chosen in consultation with industry experts and our facilitators. They contain real-life case studies and examples that are practical and applicable to the industry.

This course requires the completion of 5 prerequisites prior to enrolment. Please contact our office for further information.

Learning Outcomes

This qualification reflects the role of individuals coordinating and maintaining the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation. The qualification applies to supervisors and managers who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

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Career

There is a wide range of positions and salaries for safety jobs in Australia, depending on factors such as the specific job role, qualifications, and experience. Here are a few examples of safety job roles in Australia and their corresponding salary ranges:

Safety Officer: Safety Officers develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure the safety of workers in a particular organisation. They may also conduct risk assessments, provide training and education to employees, and investigate incidents or accidents. The average salary for a Safety Officer in Australia is around $70,000 – $90,000 per year.

Occupational Health and Safety Advisor: Occupational Health and Safety Advisors work with a range of organisations to provide advice and support on health and safety matters. They may also conduct safety audits and inspections, and provide training and education to employees. The average salary for an Occupational Health and Safety Advisor in Australia is around $80,000 – $110,000 per year.

Safety Coordinator: Safety Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the health and safety activities of a particular organisation. This may include developing and implementing policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments, and providing training and education to employees. The average salary for a Safety Coordinator in Australia is around $60,000 – $90,000 per year.

Environmental Health and Safety Manager: Environmental Health and Safety Managers are responsible for managing the environmental, health and safety program of an organisation. They may also conduct inspections and audits to ensure compliance with regulations and industry standards. The average salary for an Environmental Health and Safety Manager in Australia is around $90,000 – $150,000 per year.

Safety Manager: Safety Managers are responsible for the overall management of safety programs in an organisation. They may also provide guidance and direction to safety officers and coordinators and ensure compliance with safety regulations. The average salary for a Safety Manager in Australia is around $100,000 – $160,000 per year.

(Please note that these are estimates, and the salary ranges can vary depending on the company, region, industry, and qualifications of the individual. Research conducted by Polymath)

Course Info

Delivery & Support

This qualification is delivered 100% on-line including theory, text books, projects and assessments.

You will receive full support for the duration of your course and can call our team from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday.

You can also correspond with our team via email, on-line chat, SMS and communicate to your trainer and support officer through your on-line profile.

Once completed you will be issued a formal hard copy qualification/certificate free of charge including an electronic email version.

Course Breakdown

BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, requires the completion of 10 units comprising of 5 core units and 5 electives.

Students will have up to 12 months to complete this program. If the learner requires more time please see extension options in our student handbook or contact our office.

These units of competency have been selected in consultation with industry experts, and our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to the industry.

In this course, students are required to submit audio and/or video projects. Students are required to source their own participants for these tasks.

Tools Required

To successfully complete this course, you will require access to a desktop computer or laptop; and adequate access to internet connection.

You will also require an active email account and a mobile phone equipped with a camera.

Software – you will require access to MS Word, MS Excel, and online search platforms.

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Course Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the management of Work Health and Safety (WHS) risks in an organisation. The unit includes facilitating the identification of hazards and potential hazards, leading the assessment of associated risks, selecting and implementing suitable risk controls, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the organisational WHS risk management process. It involves communicating with stakeholders throughout the process. The unit applies to those in an organisation who provide specialised knowledge and guidance to a range of personnel when leading the management of WHS risks.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage Work Health and Safety (WHS) hazards and to comply with WHS laws, as they apply to the management or control of items of plant being maintained and used in a workplace. It requires strong communication skills and systematic approaches to identify and resolve WHS issues associated with plant. The unit applies to those who provide guidance to others in the workplace in managing WHS hazards associated with plant. The unit does not apply to the design, manufacture, supply, installation, construction, commissioning of plant, or issuing of licences associated with plant.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the initial response to Work Health and Safety (WHS) incidents. The unit also includes planning, conducting and reporting on investigations of WHS incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage. This may include accessing specialist expertise. The unit applies to those who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. It does not apply to those undertaking an investigation in order to provide legal advice or prepare for legal proceedings.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development and use of Work Health and Safety (WHS) risk management tools. The unit applies to those responsible for managing hazards in the workplace whose role requires them to provide leadership in WHS risk management.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement initial response procedures for emergencies. Its focus is on the implementation of procedures already developed for short-term emergency responses. It assumes that expert advice will be available in identifying potential emergencies and in formulating response plans. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities for managing Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the workplace who contribute to the implementation of procedures for responding to emergencies. These people work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to managing a Work Health and Safety information system (WHSIS) that supports the effective management of WHS. It involves accessing, collecting, and analysing WHS information and data; evaluating the effectiveness of the WHSIS and contributing to improving the management of WHS; and communicating the change. The unit applies to those who contribute to managing a WHSIS. These people work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base, and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. Individuals will apply skills and knowledge to enable them to manage information and data management processes, including analysis of the data. They are not required to design the actual information system or process.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements. The unit applies to individuals who take an active role in managing a continuous improvement process in order to achieve an organisation’s objectives. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem-solving and decision-making strategies.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of elements of a Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS). WHSMSs support organisations in systematically managing Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the workplace. WHSMSs consist of a documented set of plans, actions, and procedures that target improvements. The unit applies to those with organisational responsibilities for contributing to tasks in relation to elements of a WHSMS, appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation and its WHS risks. These people will have supervisory responsibilities, work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation, and evaluation of consultation and participation processes as an integral part of managing Work Health and Safety (WHS). The unit applies to those responsible for facilitating consultation about, and participation in WHS management and decision-making across the organisation. These people work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. The unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who lead and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement. It will also involve using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.

Delivery

Study Options

We offer a range of flexible training options to suit your personal schedule. We understand that life can get in the way, with work, family, and life commitments. It can be challenging, we get it.

Our solution is to provide a tailored approach to your style of learning to help you maximise your time and fit in with your life schedule. Speak to our team for more information regarding the support we can offer you. 

Online

Our easy to use online platform gives you control of your learning experience.

You can access all learning via mobile and tablet, however our platform is desktop oriented and will provide the best experience. 

Assessments are conducted at the end of each unit and delivered in a variety of ways.

We focus on delivering theory based learning through multiple choice questions, written responses, interactive lessons, swipe left to right, and online projects. All part of our dynamic learning experience. 

You will also get access to local student support via phone, email, and online chat.

Self-Paced Learning

Self-paced learning means you can learn on your own time and schedule. You don’t need to complete the same assignments, or learn at the same time as others. 

You can move from one topic or segment to the next at your speed.

You get to select what units you wish to start with, and jump from one to another as you feel you need to. 

We give you full control over your learning experience.

Self paced learning removes the pressure of traditional class room training, and traditional University semesters.

Flexibility

Flexibility means you can work with our team to make the changes you need to get through your course.

You can defer for free or pause your course if your personal circumstances change.

If you find you’ve made the wrong choice when choosing your course, its simple – you can change courses to another that you feel is better suited to you, or you can gift your course to a friend, family member or work colleague – we have options!

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Now, it’s time to choose your payment method. Our most popular option is the upfront payment, which offers you the largest discount. Additionally, we provide interest-free financing and a pay-as-you-go plan for your convenience. All these payment options are readily accessible from the course page. Please note that for all specialised short courses priced under $500, upfront payment is required.

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The enrolment process varies based on the course you select. For Accredited Training courses, once your initial payment is processed, our team will personally guide you through the onboarding process with a phone call and follow-up email. For specialised short courses priced under $500, enrolment is streamlined and conducted exclusively through direct email.

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FAQ

We’re a new business but part of a bigger company that has been in the RTO training space since 2016.

100%. We are an Australian business, and always have been.

40+ and growing. We have staff all over the country and our HQ is in Brisbane.

No. Our campus is online! We are 100% virtual. We deliver all our courses online through our student learning portal. Without the large costs of a campus and infrastructure, we can offer the best industry prices. And you can study, anytime and anywhere.

Each course has a suggested time frame for completion. This can be viewed on each course page. Courses are self-paced however all have a specific end date. If you need more time, you can request an extension by contacting our office to discuss.

Yes, but let’s talk first. Contact us if you want to change your course, so we can make sure you move to the right pathway. We can direct you towards a new course of equal value without much difficulty. If the new course costs a little more or less, we’ll find a solution to get you sorted.

Yes. We understand that life gets in the way sometimes. Contact our support team and ask us to suspend your course until you’re ready to start again. We might also grant you an official extension. Some fees may apply.

You can contact our support office 5 days a week. We will listen to your concerns and walk you through your options. Generally, we’ll encourage you to push through. Learning can be challenging sometimes, but the challenge is where all the learning starts!

Once you complete and successfully pass your course, and pay your course fees in full, we will email an electronic copy of your full certificate to you. We will also send a hard copy certificate to your postal address.

We are not tax advisors, so we always advise you to seek professional advice. However, if the qualification relates to your job or industry, it is generally 100% tax-deductible. But please seek advice from your tax professional.

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