Work Health and Safety

About the Course

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Diploma
National Code BSB51315
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

All core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety 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

Career Opportunities

Practitioners in a wide variety of WHS contexts

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: BSB51315-01V02-19WCN-004

TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in March

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: BSB51315-01V02-19WCN-005

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

Your facilitators are highly qualified with extensive workplace experience. They aim to help you understand the theory and apply it to the workplace using practical examples and hands-on tasks with regular feedback and guidance along the way. Optional workshops in various locations are available to attend if students wish to do so. There is additional support available through email and phone with your coordinator.

Your enrolment is not complete until you have finalised your fees.

Units included in the standard Diploma of Work Health and Safety Offering from TAFE Western:

- BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
- BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
- BSBWHS504 Manage WHS hazards and risks
- BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
- BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
- BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
- BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
- BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
- BSBWHS408 Assist with effective management of contractors

A personalised study schedule will be set up for each student so that you can complete your course in your preferred timeframe.

Additional support is available via email, phone or arranged meeting with your facilitators.

Students will have access to a variety of resources that will guide their learning and assessment.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Posted resources and Workshops

Class attendance is Part time

This course is delivered in a blended mode. Workshops and tutorial classes are offered in various regional areas if you wish to attend, alternatively you can complete the course fully through correspondence.

Course length: 4 hours per week for 18 Months

Start Date: 1 February 2019
End Date: 1 August 2020

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Optional text book, incurs an additional fee of $50.00 - Archer, R. J. (2015). WHS: A Management Guide (4th edition) Cengage Learning.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,850.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

What do I need?

There are formal entry requirements for this qualification, which are:
All core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety 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
TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently. You will need to have access to a computer or a smart mobile device and a strong internet connection.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

Your facilitators are highly qualified with extensive workplace experience. They aim to help you understand the theory and apply it to the workplace using practical examples and hands-on tasks with regular feedback and guidance along the way. Optional workshops in various locations are available to attend if students wish to do so. There is additional support available through email and phone with your coordinator.

Your enrolment is not complete until you have finalised your fees.

Units included in the standard Diploma of Work Health and Safety Offering from TAFE Western:

- BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
- BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
- BSBWHS504 Manage WHS hazards and risks
- BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
- BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
- BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
- BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
- BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
- BSBWHS408 Assist with effective management of contractors

A personalised study schedule will be set up for each student so that you can complete your course in your preferred timeframe.

Additional support is available via email, phone or arranged meeting with your facilitators.

Students will have access to a variety of resources that will guide their learning and assessment.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Posted resources and Workshops

Class attendance is Part time

This course is delivered in a blended mode. Workshops and tutorial classes are offered in various regional areas if you wish to attend, alternatively you can complete the course fully through correspondence.

Course length: 4 hours per week for 18 Months

Start Date: 1 March 2019
End Date: 1 September 2020

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Optional text book, incurs an additional fee of $50.00 - Archer, R. J. (2015). WHS: A Management Guide (4th edition) Cengage Learning.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,850.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

What do I need?

There are formal entry requirements for this qualification, which are:
All core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety 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
TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently. You will need to have access to a computer or a smart mobile device and a strong internet connection.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE