BSB51315 - Diploma of Work Health & Safety

          (BSB51315- (Release 3)

Training Package:       BSB Business Services Training Package (Version 4.0)

Study Modes:              Classroom, Distance / E-learning, Blended, RPL

Pricing:                        $3500 - Classroom,                     $2990 - Blended,

Nationally Recognised Training

                                     $2490 - Online / E-learning,         $1895 - RPL  

Classroom Special:  $2490 (first 4 places only per course! - conditions apply)   


GEM Online Campus 

The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery

Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Classroom Delivery

Study in a face to face classroom environment; supported by our Facilitator, Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Practical Activities and Class Discussion. Partial completion of Assessment Guides can be achieved in class time with the balance of Assessments completed in your own time

Time Commitment 

Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,200 - 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 12-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 12 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities and assessments.

Course Overview 

Business and Management

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety will develop your understanding and application of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) skills at a higher level. The qualification can be tailored to your industry, giving you relevant contexts for learning and skill application.

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety ensures your advanced qualification is up to date and of high quality. There is an extensive demand for WHS professionals in both the private and public sectors. Almost all industries are required by legislation to have a WHS professional on a team, which means opportunities for you to move forward in your career!

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.

To take the next step in WHS in your industry, enrol in this Diploma of Work Health and Safety today.

Career Opportunities/Vocational Outcomes

This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation, such as Senior WHS Officer, WHS Manager or WHS Practitioner.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety requires the completion of nine (9) units, consisting of five (5) core units and four (4) electives.

5 Core Units:

BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation & participation processes
BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks
BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing & maintaining WHS management systems

Elective Choices:

  • at least 3 units must be Group A in the Packaging Rules
  • the remaining unit may be from Group A or Group B in the Packaging Rules or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Suggested Elective Units: (4 Required)

BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant 
BSBWHS509 Facilitate the development & use of hazard-management tools
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

Entry Requirements/Pathways

All core units in the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) or equivalent competencies.

Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent:
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

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this course, you could consider higher qualifications in this Training Package, the Training Package area of your vocational competence, i.e. Advanced Diploma of Work Health & Safety (BSB60615) or in the higher education sector.  For instance, you may specialise in the Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) (BSB80515), or Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (BSB80615) or Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80215).

Student Selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure suitability of the program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance
A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.

A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to postgraduate qualifications.


To enrol in the Diploma of Work Health & Safety today, please select your preferred course structure and commencement date from our course calendar and follow the simple instructions.

Alternatively, you can enrol on the phone at (08) 9358 1116.

If you have any questions about this qualification or what else Scorpion can offer you, please contact our friendly staff via our online enquiry formemail, or over the phone.

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BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health & Safety

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