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Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319





Are you looking to coordinate and maintain the safety of your organisation’s stakeholders? Our Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319 is your perfect qualification.

With this certification, you’ll learn how to identify and mitigate potential hazards in the workplace, develop and implement a WHS program that follows legal obligations, investigate health and safety incidents, and create an environment that encourages and respects safety practices.

Enrolling in the Diploma of Work Health & Safety BSB51319 will give you valuable skills and knowledge that will enable you to effectively maintain the safety of your organisation’s stakeholders.

Don’t wait to take the first step towards a safer workplace. Enrol in the Diploma of WHS BSB51319 today and positively impact your organisation’s safety culture.


The Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

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

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Managing & implementing effective WHS processes
  • Leading initial response to WHS incidents
  • Contributing to WHS risk management
  • Developing  & implementing WHS tools 

Already have experience in Work Health and Safety? Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!


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

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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 

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBDAT501 Analyse data

BSBHRM530 Coordinate rehabilitation and return to work programs

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


This qualification mirrors individuals’ crucial role in coordinating and maintaining an organisation’s WHS program and aligns with the Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Strategy 2023–2033. As WHS supervisors and managers, you will employ a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills across diverse WHS contexts, responding to ongoing and emerging challenges with innovative solutions.

The strategy, endorsed by the Commonwealth, state, and territory governments, embodies a national vow to enhance worker safety over the next decade. It targets a 30% reduction in worker fatalities due to traumatic injuries. It emphasises the need to tackle psychosocial risks and navigate the implications of artificial intelligence, automation, and new forms of work like gig employment​.

As the nature of work evolves, six megatrends outlined in a CSIRO report will shape the future of workplace health and safety. These include the rise of automation, which will reduce physical and psychological workplace injuries, an increase in workplace stress and mental health issues, the shift towards less active service-based employment, which will lead to chronic illnesses and challenges in maintaining work-life balance amidst the blur between work and home due to telecommuting. Such trends underscore the complexity of WHS roles in adapting to a changing work environment​.

By enrolling in this course, you’ll be at the forefront of addressing these challenges, equipped with the latest strategies and practices to foster safer workplaces. You’ll gain insights into managing psychosocial risks, leveraging technology for safety, and promoting well-being amidst the shifts towards a more automated, service-oriented economy. This qualification opens doors to careers where you can make significant impacts, ensuring the health and safety of workers in an ever-evolving employment landscape.

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

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:


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

This qualification is suitable for anyone working in, or wishing to work in, a role that requires them to assess work health and safety risks and put controls in place to minimise them. Upon completing this qualification, you will be able to apply a systematic approach to managing work health and safety in the workplace.

A diploma of work health and safety can prepare you for a career in a number of industries, depending on your interests and skills. Some potential job roles include occupational health and safety officer, work health and safety consultant, risk assessor, and ergonomist.

Gain new insight into the industry by studying online, or have your previous WHS experience recognised with a qualification through RPL. Either route will help you obtain this qualification.

We want to see you obtain your WHS qualification! If you’re studying online or completing RPL, our trainers and assessors are always available to help answer any of your questions.

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Qualification Outcomes

Achieving a Diploma of Work Health and Safety opens up various career opportunities in diverse sectors, catering to a broad range of professional roles within the Australian workforce. This qualification is essential for those aiming to coordinate and maintain Work Health and Safety (WHS) programs, emphasising developing skills necessary for advanced skilled work.

Most often employed as:

  • 45% Professionals: Individuals who have completed the Diploma are well-positioned to undertake roles that require specialised knowledge and skills in WHS. They play a crucial role in implementing and maintaining WHS practices within organisations.
  • 7% Managers: This demographic includes those responsible for overseeing the WHS programs, ensuring that the organisation complies with the necessary regulations and standards to maintain a safe working environment.
  • 7% Clerical and Administrative Workers: These individuals often support the WHS managers and professionals by handling administrative tasks related to implementing and maintaining WHS policies and procedures.

Top industries employing graduates:

  • 5% Public Administration and Safety: A significant proportion of Diploma holders find employment in government and public sector roles, contributing to maintaining safety standards and practices.
  • 5% Construction: The construction industry, known for its high risk of workplace incidents, relies heavily on skilled WHS professionals to ensure safety regulations are followed.
  • 2% Education and Training: Educational institutions also seek the expertise of WHS professionals to maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff.

Expanded Employment Outcomes:

By obtaining a Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you can explore various lucrative roles across different sectors. Key positions include:

  • Work Health and Safety Officer: With an average salary of around $90,000, WHS Officers are critical in implementing and monitoring an organisation's health and safety policies to ensure compliance with WHS regulations.
  • Safety Adviser: Safety Advisers, earning up to $130,000, are essential in advising on the planning, implementing, and monitoring of policies and programs to ensure a safe workplace.
  • Assessor: Assessors, with salaries around $88,000, evaluate and analyse health and safety practices and systems within the workplace, ensuring they meet regulatory standards and improve safety outcomes.

These roles are instrumental in leading and managing WHS practices, ensuring the safety and well-being of all employees within an organisation. The skills and knowledge acquired from a Diploma of Work Health and Safety are valuable and essential for a successful career in this ever-important field​.

Work Health and Safety Officer 95%
Health and Safety Coordinator 100%
Health and Safety Officer 85%
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser 100%
Safety Consultant 90%
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