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This course has been specifically designed in consultation with industry to provide a systematic practical approach to managing work health and safety. Students are required to have completed the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or demonstrate sufficient industry knowledge and skills related to health and safety.
This course is designed for students currently working within the area of work health and safety who wish to gain more specialised skills and knowledge. You will study the theory, legislative requirements and practical applications of work health and safety principles to enable you to build upon existing knowledge; provide guidance in the compliance of legislation and implementation of effective WHS management systems.
Participants are required to have completed all core units in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies.
Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent:
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
There are two main pathways into this qualification
Participants should hold a Certificate IV in Health and Safety or at a minimum are required to complete the core units from BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. There are a number of other accepted qualifications from industry areas such as Business and Management or high risk industries. Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals looking to migrate into a health and safety role. If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing qualifications please contact our friendly team.
Many students enter this qualification without holding existing qualifications. As the program is designed based upon the work environment, experience within that environment is an acceptable point of entry. In regards to the Diploma of Work Health and Safety, this may include but not limited to experience within a health & safety environment, or another closely related field, in a supervisory/management position. If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing experience please contact our friendly team.
The amount of effort and time required for this qualification is based upon your existing skills and experience (find out more on how competency based learning works). It is suggested that the course take approximately 500 hours of learning. However we find that due to our learner profile and the methods by which our programs are structured this is rarely the case. As a guide:
30 minutes (through RPL) to 50 hours
We provide students with the ability to complete the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety over a one year period; however we find that the average time is between 3 to 6 months. During that time there is a large variance in the amount of time each student spends working on the qualification. Please contact our staff if you would like an estimate based upon your individual situation
Upon successful completion of 10 units, participants will be awarded the Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51319) The Diploma in WHS is highly regarded within industry. This program has been designed in conjunction with our in-house health subject matter expert, whom has first hand experience working within industry.
This program builds on your existing experience and training in health and safety and will expand on your existing knowledge of workplace health and safety laws, regulations and processes to teach you the necessary skills to provide leadership and guidance on safety management issues within a variety of environments.
Participants will learn how to identify, assess and control conditions in the work environment that are harmful to the health and safety of people in all occupations. You will study the functions of policy development, risk management, compensation, rehabilitation, injury management and application of the legislation. Upon completion students will possess the relevant skills and knowledge to contribute to the development and implementation of WHS systems, policy, compliance and culture.
Broadly the Diploma of Work Health and Safety (WHS) confirms to an employer your application of the following skills within a project environment:Communication, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and Organising, Self-management, Learning and Technology skills.
Further information is contained within each of the units.
The Diploma of Work Health and Safety (WHS) requires the completion of 10 units. The following are those selected by Scope Training in consultation with industry. Alternative units can be selected, please contact our friendly team to arrange.
The Diploma of Work Health and Safety conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work effectively within the health and safety management environment. Furthermore a qualification from Scope Training advocates that the learner has demonstrated the ability to apply these skills in a work context, reassuring employers of job-readiness.
Job Roles include:
Work Health and Safety WHS/OHS Manager, Work Health and Safety WHS/OHS Practitioner and Senior Work Health and Safety WHS/OHS Officer, Work Cover assessors and trainers, Work Health and Safety WHS advisor, and HR practitioner
After successful completion of the AQF Level 5 Diploma of Work Health and Safety further educational pathways include: Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety, as well as opening the door to many other qualifications at tertiary level.