Work Health and Safety

About the Course

This qualification is suitable for people who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in one or more fields of work in an organisation, such as a WHS practitioner or HR practitioner. They may work under the guidance of an occupational health and safety professional.

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 Advanced Diploma
National Code BSB60615
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

All core units from BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent:
- BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
- BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
- BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks
- BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
- BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

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 December

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: BSB60615R1-01V01-18WCN-031

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

This qualification is suitable for people who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in one or more fields of work in an organisation, such as a WHS practitioner or HR practitioner. Units included in the standard Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety Offering from TAFE Western:

• BSBWHS601 Apply legislative frameworks for WHS
• BSBWHS602 Facilitate WHS activities
• BSBWHS603 Implement WHS risk management
• BSBWHS604 Evaluate the WHS performance of organisations
• BSBWHS605 Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
• BSBWHS606 Conduct a WHS audit
• BSBWHS608 Assist with applying occupational hygiene to manage WHS hazards and risks
• BSBWHS609 Advise on the application of safe design principles to control WHS risks

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

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Online and Web conferencing

Class attendance is Part time

This course is delivered through correspondence. You will have the opportunity to discuss the course with your facilitator either in person, over the phone, via email, video conference or SKYPE.

Course length: 4 hours per week for 18 Months

Start Date: 3 December 2018
End Date: 3 June 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.

There are no additional materials fees on this course:

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,910.00 (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 including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need access to a smart device or computer and a reliable internet connection.
TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.