Course Description

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.


Note: You may be eligible for WorkReady funding if you live in South Australia. Entry is subject to availability and eligibility criteria. For more information, see:


WorkReady SA



Skills Developed

  • Provide leadership and guidance on safety management issues in a variety of work environments
  • Apply workplace health and safety laws, regulations and processes in the workplace
  • Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
  • Communicate effectively on WHS matters with a range of stakeholders
  • Contribute effectively to the management of WHS risks in the workplace
  • Investigate and report on incidents
  • Communicate with colleagues and other stakeholders on workplace WHS goals and objectives
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate the organisation’s WHS program
  • Analyse situations and apply workable and complaint solutions to a range of unpredictable problems


Prerequisite Units*

*This course requires the following pre-requisite units. These pre-requisite 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

Core Units

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

Elective Units

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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