Asset College’s – BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety


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Diploma of Work Health and Safety is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation and practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.


A Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51319) will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

This will be suited to the following job roles:

Work Health and Safety Manager
Work Health and Safety Practitioner
Senior Work Health and Safety Officer


You will gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

Manage WHS risks

Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems


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Core and elective units

(see entry requirements below)

Entry Requirements

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.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 10

5 core units  plus

5 elective units,  of which:

  • at least 3 units must be from Group A below
  • the remaining 2 units may be selected from Group A and/or Group B or from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, from any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

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

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

Group A

BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety

BSBWHS514 Manage WHS compliance of contractors

BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system

BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant

BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures

BSBWHS531 Implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals

Group B

BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBITU501 Conduct data analysis

BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBLDR513 Communicate with influence

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


(Packaging rules originate at the Australian Government Department of Education and Training website.

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