Diploma of Work Health & Safety

The Diploma of Work Health & Safety is tailored for individuals tasked with coordinating and upholding the work health and safety (WHS) program within their organisation. This qualification is ideal for supervisors and managers who bring a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills to a wide range of WHS situations.

In Diploma of Work Health & Safety program, you’ll gain the expertise needed to effectively manage and maintain WHS programs within your organisation. Whether you’re a seasoned supervisor or manager, this diploma will empower you to excel in promoting safety in various WHS contexts.

Course Details

Course Name

Diploma of Work Health & Safety

Course Code



12 months


10 units

Course Fee


Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, 10 units of competency must be completed comprising of 5 core units and 5 elective units.

Course Entry Requirements

There are formally prescribed course entry requirements for this qualification. Candidates wishing to undertake the training must hold one of the following qualifications:

All BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety core units or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent.

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

It is also expected that candidates possess sound English reading and writing skills. Additionally, students must have access to a computer, the internet, and an active email address. Proficiency in computer usage and typing is essential for the successful completion of assignments

Duration and Structure

The course duration is 12 months and self-paced, with access to our online Learning Management System. You will be assigned a trainer/assessor who will assist throughout your course completion.

Assessment methods include:

  • Short answer questions/written responses
  • Demonstrations/observations
  • Written assessments
  • Third-party reports
  • Practical activity/projects

Potential Careers

Potential job roles on completion of this program include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Supervisor
  • Work Health and Safety Auditor
  • Site Safety Supervisor (Construction)
  • Site Safety Supervisor (Warehousing)
  • Site Safety Supervisor (Transport and Logistics)
  • Site Safety Supervisor (Projects)

Course Fees


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you qualify for RPL?

Core 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

Elective Units

BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant
BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system
BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

Why Choose Westbourne?

Westbourne is one of Australia’s leading training providers for individuals, businesses, community groups and Government with a record of success in designing and delivering nationally recognised training qualifications.

Westbourne College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #41084).

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