Diploma of Work Health and Safety

BSB51319 – Diploma of Work Health and Safety

This course is designed for supervisors and managers who have strong knowledge and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. It is the perfect course for those who have completed the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and want to advance their knowledge and career prospects further.

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge to: 

  • Understand changes to legislation and regulations applicable to WHS/OHS 
  • Develop, implement, and modify workplace WHS/OHS policies and procedures  
  • Audit and present information about the WHS/OHS management system and policy 
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to evaluate WHS/OHS performance 
  • Take part in effective consultation and participation processes 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hazard management tools 
  • Investigate WHS/OHS incidents 
  • Manage WHS/OHS compliance of contractors 
  • Manage hazards associated with plant 

Participants are required to: 

  • Complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire prior to commencing the course, to a minimum Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 4 or higher. See here for more information about the LLN questionnaire and accessing support (link to student information section on the website) 
  • Have access to a computer and internet connection as a minimum (tablets/iPads not recommended) 
  • Have access to relevant workplace WHS documentation  
  • Complete homework and assignments outside of set class hours 

Prerequisites and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Participants are required to have successfully completed the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. 

 A Statement of Results showing completion of the following core units of competency must be submitted: 

 BSBWHS412 – Assist with 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  

 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application process available upon enrolment

Course structure

The course contains nine units of competency. Training will be multi-faceted incorporating case studies, group work, research, presentations, and guest speakers. Course is delivered via virtual classrooms for distance learning, or face to face at a PICAC campus.

Course duration

The course is delivered over 12 months which is made up of one virtual session or face to face session per month. It is expected learners will allow 8-12 hours per week on average outside class time to complete training and assessment tasks to attain this qualification.

$1500 – Full fee 

$825 – Industry Association Member (NFIA, Master Plumbers, AMCA) 

$0 – PPTEU Member  

Cancellation fees may apply, please see Learner Information page for terms and conditions. 

All or a selection of the following will be used to assess required knowledge and skills: 

  • Learner assessment workbook 
  • Analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios 
  • Written assessment – theory questions 
  • Written assessment – completion of required and appropriate paperwork/documentation 
  • Practical assessment – demonstration of practical skills 
  • Supplementary oral questions if required 
  • Observation of workplace practical activities 

National units of competency covered

BSBWHS513Lead WHS risk management 

BSBWHS514 – Manage WHS compliance of contractors 

BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents 

BSBWHS516 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system 

BSBWHS518 – Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant 

BSBWHS519 Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools 

BSBWHS520 – Manage the implementation of emergency procedures 

BSBSTR502 – Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBLDR522 – Manage people performance


Students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be eligible to receive a Diploma in Work Health and Safety issued by CEPUTEC (RTO 4612), which is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Email enquiries@ceputec.edu.au or call 1300 222 727 to register your interest in this course.

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