BSB51312 Diploma of Work Health and Safety


This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

Job Roles

  • Safety Superintendants
  • Safety Managers
  • Safety Practitioners
  • Managers with WHS responsibilities

Entry Requirements

All core units in BSB41412 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:

  •  BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS405A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification is currently available through Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL) or via distance and on-line. The distance course you are issued course materials and a trainer is available 5days a week via phone, email and on-line chat/video link.

Diploma of Work Health and Safety has 9 units that are required for this qualification consisting of 5 core and 4 electives as shown in the units below. Units of competency include:

Core units

  • 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

Elective units

Group A

  • BSBHRM509A Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs
  • BSBWHS507A Contribute to managing WHS information systems
  • BSBWHS508A Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • BSBWHS509A Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools
  • BSBWHS510A Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Group B

  • BSBINN601B Manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT502B Manage people performance
  • BSBMGT516C Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBWHS408A Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • BSBWHS409A Assist with workplace monitoring processes
  • TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning