Diploma Work Health and Safety


BSB51319 - Diploma Work 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.

What you'll learn in the diploma Work Health and Safety

This course will take you through the aspects of work health and safety from start to finish. You will learn the key skills required to lead WHS risk management and contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of WHS management system’s.

Through the Diploma you will develop your skills in communication, risk management and WHS compliance. Additionally, you will develop skills in problem-solving, particularly for situations found in WHS roles.

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How will this course help me?

Upon successful completion of 10 units, participants will be awarded the Diploma of Work Health and Safety. 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. 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.

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How Would You Like To Qualify As A WHS Leader?


Come to a practical and engaging workshop. Build connections and networks with other like minded professionals and find out how projects operate across different industries.


Our online Diploma Work Health and Safety course is a great choice for learners wanting the flexibility to learn at their own pace in the comfort of their own space.

Prior Experience

If you've been working in projects you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This is a way for experienced people to fast track the qualification.

Looking for customised Corporate Training?

Scope is experienced at designing custom learning experiences and has partnered with businesses of all shapes and sizes across a range industries.

A Diploma in Work Health and Safety can be customised and delivered to your organisation.

This will include integrating your values, policies, processes, frameworks as well using examples based on your industry.

Companies we’ve worked with include

Diploma of Work Health and Safety Units


BSBWHS513 – Lead WHS risk management

BSBWHS515 – Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents

BSBWHS516 – Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system

BSBWHS519 – Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools

BSBWHS522 – Manage WHS consultation and participation processes


BSBWHS514 – Manage WHS compliance of contractors

BSBWHS520 – Manage implementation of emergeny procedures

BSBWHS531 – Implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals

BSBHRM509 – Manage rehabilitation for return to work programs

BSBWHS419 – Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring process

Looking for different units?  Contact our team and we can discuss what other units may be available as well as if your previous experience can reduce the course requirements.

How long will it take to complete?

The great thing with competency based training is that completion of a course is based on your ability to demonstrate your ability to perform to industry standard.  This allows you to complete at your own pace.

There are no exams in the course, it is very practical and based upon things you’re going to face in a project environment.

We provide students with the ability to complete the Diploma of Work Health and Safety Practice 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. 

Give us a call, email, use the chat or whatever is easiest and we can give you an estimate based on your situation as well as how your experience may help you complete faster.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements into the Diploma of Work Health and Safety Practice.  If you have a computer and an internet connection you’re set.

Having said that we believe that learning is most valuable when applied.  So it’s best to have a workplace or previous which you can use to apply your learning.

Our model isn’t geared for those coming straight out of school and find that most of our students come from one of two paths.

Ideally participants should hold a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. However there are a number of other accepted qualifications from industry areas such as Business, Health and Safety etc.  Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals looking to migrate into a project role.   

Many students enter this qualification without holding an existing qualifications. As the programs are 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 Practice, this may include but is not limited to experience within a project environment, or another technical field, this may be either as a team member, supervisor or leading hand.

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What jobs can I get with a Diploma of Work Health and Safety?

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

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4 Responses

  1. Hi Walter,

    Our training coordinator will contact you shortly to assist. Payments is easy and we are a preferred supplier and hold provider numbers for many large organisations.

    Thanks for your comment

  2. Yes it does, however you have to make sure that you are not on a study visa, otherwise I believe you are limited to go through a CRICOS provider. The way I understand it is that if you are based overseas (international) then it’s fine, however if in Aus on a study visa, I don’t think so. It may be best a question answered through the government body- just to make sure

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