Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51312)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: BSB51312
Payment options: Upfront payment
Duration: 12 months max
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Careers Australia Institute Of Training (RTO 31470) OR; Careers Australia Education Institute (RTO 22479)
This course meets 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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About this course

Gain the up-to-date knowledge and analytical skills to forge a career in work health and safety (WHS). Studying on campus or in your own workplace, the Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51312) from Careers Australia will teach you how to manage and improve an organisation's WHS systems. You will gain skills to manage consultation and participation processes, to investigate workplace incidents, to manage hazards and risks, to implement emergency procedures, and more.

By focusing on a diverse range of issues, the course prepares graduates for leadership positions in WHS across a broad spectrum of industries.


Applicants are required to have completed all core units in Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB51312) or equivalent.


Areas of study

In this Diploma of Work Health and Safety course, the units of competency you will study include:

  • BSBWHS502A - Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS503A - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • BSBWHS504A - Manage WHS hazards and risks
  • BSBWHS505A - Investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS506A - Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS410A - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • BSBWHS507A - Contribute to managing WHS information systems
  • BSBWHS508A - Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • BSBWHS510A - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
  • BSBWHS409A - Assist with workplace monitoring processes
  • BSBWHS408A - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • BSBWHS509A - Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Work Health and Safety (WHS) (BSB51312) from Careers Australia.

This course prepares students for a leadership or management position in work health and safety. It develops a broad range of knowledge and skills, giving graduates the opportunity to work in WHS roles across a wide variety of industries.

Finance options

Course fees vary depending on your own personal circumstances, and which state you reside in.

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