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Diploma of Work Health & Safety

BSB51315

  • Get qualified to work as a WHS Manager with a Diploma in Work Health and Safety (BSB51315)
  • Take the next step in your WHS/OHS career with this nationally recognised course
  • Delivered online so you can fit study around work

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
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Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

Certificate IV in WHS (BSB41415) OR Certificate IV in WHS (BSB41412) OR completion of Certificate IV in WHS core units

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 16 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 8 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 1 year.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Prerequisites

  • Statement of Attainment in Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety core units (see below), or
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415), or
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41412)

To qualify for the Statement of Attainment in Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety core units prerequisite, you will need to have completed the following units:

  • 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

If you pay for the course using a VET FEE-HELP government loan, you need to:

  • provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (from an Australian agency), OR
  • successfully complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Assessing and controlling risk
  • Complying with WHS and relevant laws
  • Managing WHS information and data systems
  • Designing and developing WHS arrangements
  • Managing hazards in the workplace
  • Investigating WHS incidents

Course structure

9 units

Core units

  1. BSBWHS503 - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the systematic management of work health and safety (WHS) risk. It applies to individuals who provide specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and guidance to a range of personnel.

  2. BSBWHS504 - Manage WHS risks


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct work health and safety (WHS) risk management processes.

  3. BSBWHS505 - Investigate WHS incidents


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage.

    It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise.

  4. BSBWHS502 - Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS).

  5. BSBWHS510 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation of planning and response procedures for emergencies.

  6. BSBHRM509 - Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process and analyse workers compensation and sick leave claims. It also covers the establishment of rehabilitation needs and return to work programs and their monitoring, review and evaluation. It applies to individuals who manage claims and ensure that the organisation provides appropriate support for the worker.

  7. BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the work health and safety (WHS) management of contractors. The WHS management of contractors has a strong focus on compliance with WHS organisational and legislative requirements.

  8. BSBWHS507 - Contribute to managing WHS information systems


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to managing work health and safety information systems (WHSIS) to support work health and safety (WHS) management.

  9. BSBWHS506 - Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems


    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).

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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