BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety NRTColLogo website1

Cost: $995.00 Online Delivery

                                   $ 1800.00 Blended Workshops

                                   $ 1250.00 RPL and inculdes Required Cert IV units


Enrolment Dates and To Book a Course

Submit a deposit (minimum $500) and enrolment form to the Academy.

As this is a self-paced course, you can start any time. A representative will contact you to confirm your enrolment and arrange an initial support phone interview.

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who coordinate and maintain the WHS program within an organisation. Individuals would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and the work of others with safety responsibilities.

Entry Requirements

All core units in 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

Time Frame / Study options

Option 1  On-line, Complete all Self Study and Asignments.

Option 2  Blended, Participate in face to face workshops with a trainer at a schedule to suit your needs. One on one 2 to 4 hour blocks.

This accredited course can be completed in one (1) year of self-paced learning. It is recommended that you plan to complete a unit per month. Participants may complete their assignments earlier than this as this is qualification is a self-paced program. Unlimited support by email and phone is available.

Course Delivery

The course involves gaining information online and putting your new learning into practice in the workplace. The course will be delivered online via the Academy website. Support materials will include:

Self-paced learning material that you can weave around your schedule and individual requirements.

Flexible delivery customised to your requirements and your schedule via the Academy website.

Course Content

The Diploma in Work Health and Safety is made up of five (5) core units and four (4) elective units.

Core Units

  • BSBWHS502 - Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS503 - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • BSBWHS504 - Manage WHS hazards and risks
  • BSBWHS505 - Investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS506 - Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Elective Units

Choose at least three (3) from Group A. The remaining elective may be from Group A or Group B or any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level or, if not listed below, from a Certificate IV or an Advanced Diploma.

Group A

  • BSBHRM509 - Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs
  • BSBWHS410 - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • BSBWHS507 - Contribute to managing WHS information systems
  • BSBWHS508 - Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • BSBWHS509 - Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools
  • CHCFAM504C - Respond to and contain critical incidents
  • PUAWER003B - Manage and monitor workplace emergency procedures, equipment and other resources
  • BSBWHS510 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Group B

  • BSBINN601 - Manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance
  • BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • BSBWHS409 - Assist with workplace monitoring processes

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you are an experienced Work, Health and Safety Coordinator or SHE Officer, you may wish to complete this Diploma of Work Health and Safety with a combination of self-directed study and RPL.

Interview with Academy staff member and application identifying past experiences.

Portfolio of evidence required to substantiate claims

Self-paced materials and templates will be provided to applicants wishing RPL for guidance in providing evidence.

Cost for Recognition of Prior Learning is $1250.00


Assessment will be based the eight units of competency and covering the four areas below.

• Theory questions are designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate underpinning knowledge

• Portfolio of documentary evidence: a collection of documents that the candidate produces in the course of everyday work

• Third party evidence reports provide an overall assessment from a supervisor or colleague who has already gained competence in the area being assessed

• Assessor interview summary: as part of the quality assurance procedure, the Assessor will call the candidate to discuss the assessment and ask questions specifically related to the evidence submitted.

Each tool provides a different type of evidence which alone is not sufficient to demonstrate competence, however together provide a well-rounded picture of the candidate's ability to perform competently and confidently in the workplace.

The Academy’s commitment to our Learners

The Academy of Career Training is responsible for delivering training and assessment in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. When you finalise payments and complete all course work and assessments, then The Academy of Career Training will issue the AQF Certificates or Statements of Attainment. If the Academy closes or ceases to deliver any part of this course, then we will make arrangements to transfer your assessments and course work to another Registered Training Organisation so that you can complete your qualification, or we will refund your full fees.

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