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Advanced Diploma of Work Health And Safety BSB60619




Are you an experienced Work Health and Safety practitioner seeking to expand your expertise and boost your career prospects? Look no further than the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB60619, available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This certification is perfect for individuals with significant senior administrative experience who seek to develop advanced practical knowledge and skills across a broader range of businesses. By obtaining this certification, you’ll be equipped to coordinate, facilitate, and maintain a work health and safety (WHS) program. With the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB60619, you’ll demonstrate your expertise in the field, opening doors to new career opportunities and higher salaries. Don’t let your skills go unrecognised – enrol in this certification today and take the first step towards a successful work health and safety career. This qualification is only available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB60619 qualification can provide a number of career outcomes.

After receiving your qualification you could explore some of the following roles:

  • Work Health and Safety Advisor
  • Work Health and Safety Auditor
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Specialist
  • Senior Work Health and Safety Consultant

This qualification acknowledges your experience in: 

  • Applying legislative frameworks for WHS
  • Facilitating WHS activities
  • Implementing WHS risk management
  • Evaluating the WHS performance of organisations
  • Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
  • Applying ergonomics to manage WHS risks
Core and Elective Units
View the core and elective units This qualification can only be obtained through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Entry Requirements

All BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety core units or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to four of the following units, which have been mapped as equivalent. Note: BSBWHS519 is new to the core of the Diploma, equivalent to its previous version, and a requirement for entry into the Advanced Diploma.

  • 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

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 11

5 core units  plus

6 elective units,  of which:

  • at least 3 elective units must be from Group A
  • for the remaining 3 units:
  • up to 3 units may be selected from Group B
  • if not listed, 1 unit may be selected from a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from any currently endorsed Training Package 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

BSBWHS612 Develop and implement a strategy to support a positive WHS culture

BSBWHS613 Evaluate the WHS performance of an organisation

BSBWHS614 Conduct a WHS audit under the guidance of a lead auditor

BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks

BSBWHS617 Apply ergonomics to manage WHS risks

Elective units

Group A 

BSBAUD601 Establish and manage compliance management systems

BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation

BSBWHS611 Develop and implement strategies that support work-related psychological health and safety

BSBWHS631 Apply occupational hygiene principles to manage WHS risks

Group B

BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies

TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies

Industry Information

The Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety at 3CIR is designed for those looking to deepen their practical knowledge and skills in coordinating, facilitating, and maintaining a Work Health and Safety (WHS) program. This qualification is ideal for individuals with significant work health and safety experience who aim to solidify their expertise and open up further educational and employment opportunities.

In the evolving landscape of the Australian health and safety sector, advancements such as technology integration, including AI, IoT, and wearables, are revolutionising safety measures and operational efficiency. The focus is also shifting towards mental health, recognising its critical impact on overall well-being and productivity. Sustainability and environmental stewardship are becoming pivotal, with initiatives aiming to reduce carbon footprints and enforce green procurement policies.

Staying abreast of these trends is crucial for those in the WHS field. The Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety provides a comprehensive platform for learners to engage with these contemporary challenges, equipping them with the advanced skills needed to thrive in various roles across the sector, including advisors, managers, and specialists.

Delivery Pathways
3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies: OPTION 1 – Study Online Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies. Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR. OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.
OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential. OPTION 4 – Study in Class Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.
Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.


Essentials for Your Learning Journey


  1. Hardware Specifications: A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet. An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.
  1. Internet Connectivity: An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.
  1. Software Specifications:

Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.


Detailed Device Specifications


For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):
Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.


For Apple Mac Users:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.


For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.


For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.


Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies
Payment Options

Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many reasons to obtain the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety. This qualification will help current professionals to verify their current skills and knowledge. You may be held back from promotions specifically because you lack a qualification. This Adv Dip in WHS will help make you more competitive in the job market.

With an advanced diploma in work health and safety, you’ll be qualified for a variety of positions in the field. Some of the most common jobs include safety manager, loss prevention specialist, health and safety consultant, and occupational health and safety technician. However, there are many other positions you may be qualified for as well. It really depends on your specific skillset and experience.

If you have already obtained skills and experiences relevant to this qualification, then it may be possible to obtain an Adv Dip in WHS through RPL. Contact our office or complete an assessment form so we can determine if that’s the case!

If you need help at any stage of the RPL assessment, we’re here. We can provide guidance on the right types of documents to procure to support your application.

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

The Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety (WHS) equips graduates for roles where they can significantly contribute to the safety and well-being of workplaces across various industries. Opportunities abound in the public and private sectors, reflecting the universal need for WHS professionals. These roles are pivotal in fostering safe work environments, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, and implementing effective safety management systems.

Most Often Employed As:

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) Officers are critical in maintaining and enhancing workplace safety standards.
  • Safety Advisors, providing expert advice on safety management practices and strategies to minimise risks.
  • WHS Coordinators oversee the implementation and monitoring of WHS policies and programs.
  • Return to Work Officers facilitates employees' smooth return after workplace injuries or illnesses.

Top Industries Employing Graduates:

  • Healthcare & Medical: The healthcare sector focuses strongly on patient and staff safety, offering roles that blend clinical expertise with safety management​​.
  • Construction is a sector where safety is paramount. It offers opportunities to work on diverse projects and ensures that safety practices adapt to unique job requirements​
  • Public Administration and Safety: This sector provides a broad range of roles in government agencies and organisations focused on community safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Education & Training: Opportunities also exist in educational institutions where WHS professionals contribute to the safety and well-being of staff, students, and visitors.

The demand for WHS professionals is strong, given their role in supporting the safety and efficiency of workplace operations across various sectors. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety are well-placed to pursue rewarding careers, contributing to safer work environments and better health outcomes.

Work Adviser 78%
Work Supervisor 80%
Work Health and Safety Manager 100%
Work Health and Safety Officer 95%
Health and Safety Coordinator 100%
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