This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program 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.
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|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
- 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
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Work Health and Safety Coordinator, Work Health and Safety Advisor, Work Health and Safety Facilitator
Standard Course Structure
Approximately 1200 hours of study time will be involved (approximately 12 - 18 months), inclusive of coursework and completion of assessment. This can typically be completed over one calendar year. Students having completed BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety are eligible for some credit transfer (1-3 units) into this qualification.
|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|
|BSBWHS410||Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives|
|BSBWHS507||Contribute to managing WHS information systems|
|BSBWHS508||Manage WHS hazards associated with plant|
|BSBWHS509||Facilitate the development and use of WHS risk management tools|
|BSBWHS510||Contribute to implementing emergency procedures|
1 BSBWHS504 Manage WHS hazards and risks
2 BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
3 BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
4 BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
5 BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
6 BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives (first elective unit)
7 BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
8 BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
9 BSBWHS509 Facilitate the development and use of risk management tools OR
10 BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
Duration and dates
This course is available by Distance Education and course material will be available online. Distance Education students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This is a self-paced course so students will need well developed technology and literacy skills to read and follow text books, basic numeracy skills are also required. Students will also require a computer with internet access and be able to access the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
VFH 1 (30 January - 23 June 2017) last date for enrolment is 28 February 2017
VFH 2 (6 March - 28 July 2017) last date for enrolment 4 April 2017
VFH 3 (10 April – 1 September 2017) last date for enrolment 9 May 2017
VFH 4 (15 May – 6 October 2017) last date for enrolment 13 June 2017
VFH 5 (10 July – 1 December 2017) last date for enrolment 8 August 2017
VFH 6 (14 August 2017– 5 January 2018) last date for enrolment 12 September 2017
VFH 7 (18 September 2017- 9 February 2018) last date for enrolment 17 October 2017
VFH 8 (6 November 2017 – 13 April 2018) last date for enrolment 5 December 2017
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|BSB41415||Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety||No|
Is what I already know taken into account?
What else might I find useful?
Can I go on to further training?
Pathways from this qualification include BSB60615 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety. Students completing BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety are able to gain credits into the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety or Bachelor of Accident Forensics conducted through CQUniversity. Depending on your desired outcomes, CQ University has a wide range of training pathways in Occupational Health and Safety that may suit you.