BSB51319 – Diploma of Work Health and Safety

BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals coordinating and maintaining the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. The qualification applies to supervisors and managers who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

Units of Competency

Successful completion of 10 units of competency made up of:

  • 5 core units, plus
  • 5 elective units
    • 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.

Units of Competency delivered

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

Duration

This course is delivered over approximately 12 – 24 months, allowing for application of learnings within the workplace in between structured sessions.

Entry Requirements

Students must provide evidence of their attainment of the core units in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies before commencing in this Diploma. 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.

Course Outcome and Pathways

Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Award and Transcript for this qualification. Students who do not complete the full qualification can exit with a Statement of Attainment for successfully completed units of competency.

This qualification provides graduates with opportunities to advance in their position to advanced WHS roles.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Workplace Health and Safety Manager
  • Workplace Health and Safety Practitioner.

After achievement of this qualification, graduates may wish to progress to BSB60619 – Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

National Recognition

Everyone is entitled to an opportunity to have their previous skills and knowledge recognised in order to gain formal qualifications and reduce duplication of training and/or assessment activity (and sometimes cost). Students are encouraged to apply at program commencement. Please refer to the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) information in our Student Handbook for further information.

Training and Assessment

Kevesther delivers its training programs onsite at clients’ workplaces (or alternatively at Kevesther’s own training facilities) through face-to-face training, coaching, and assessment activity (assessment includes knowledge questions and practical demonstration). Wherever possible, we utilise our client’s own company documentation and worksite-specific construction plans, etc. for more effective transfer of learning relevant to individual workplaces. Kevesther’s trainers and assessors work with our clients in a team-approach to ensure each student is given every opportunity to successfully complete their programs.