Course Description

There has never been a more pressing time to attain skills and qualifications in Work Health and Safety. Around the World, Work Health and Safety remains a critical core value and integral component of every organisation. A culture of safety first and zero harm dictates the very nature of an organisation’s operations and the way it does things.


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Course Details

This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) programs 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.


This course provides participants with the opportunity to grow their practical knowledge and skills in the development, implementation and management of WHS programs/systems. Designed by industry professionals, this course, covering a range of distinct WHS competencies such as managing WHS risks, investigating WHS incidents, managing effective WHS consultation and participation processes, managing WHS information systems, and conducting a WHS audit gives a very good understanding of the WHS world.


It is ideal for someone who coordinates, manages, and maintains the WHS program in the workplace. This Diploma also benefits those who are owners, directors or officers of companies who want a greater understanding of how to comply with WHS laws and understand how to create and maintain an effective WHS program for their organisation.



How long does it take?

The Diploma of Work Health & Safety can be completed in a 10-day face-to-face class. There is a 12 month window to complete all outstanding assessments if you don’t happen to finish the work in time.



How much does it cost?

Under the WorkReady initiative, the cost for the Diploma of Work Health & Safety is only $300. If you are a concession holder, it is only $240.


If you are looking to book your place online and are a concession holder, the extra $60 will be returned to you upon proof of your concession.



How can I book a place in this course?

Your first step is to ensure you meet eligibility criteria. Take a look at the eligibility section just below!


As this is the Diploma level Work Health & Safety qualification, there are pre-requisite units (see below). If you do not hold these units, perhaps the Certificate IV Work Health & Safety qualification would be better suited for you. See the Certificate IV qualification here (also available through WorkReady funding).


If you meet the eligibility requirements, and don’t have any more questions for us, you can use our integrated payment system at the top right-hand-side of this page, pay for the course and secure your spot!


Alternatively, if you have some more questions regarding this course, you can fill out the enquiry form below and one of our lovely team members will get back to you as soon as possible.




How do I know if I am eligible for WorkReady funding?

Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.


You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of an eligible visa (see Temporary visa types eligible for government subsidised training below).


You also need to be one of the following:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled in a school, or
  • aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.


Eligible individuals may be able to access:

  • one foundation skills course (if you are assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.


Useful Links

Check out our ‘All About WorkReady Funding’ page here:


Check the Skills & Employment SA website for more information regarding eligibility here:


Prerequisite Units

This course requires the following prerequisite units. These prerequisite units are met by holding the BSB41415 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, including its equivalent predecessors.
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


BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks
BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures


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