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Diploma of Work Health and Safety

BSB51315
Average Course Fee: $2850
Average Duration: 1 Year

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.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Work Health and Safety

86.7%

Satisfied with the training
53.0%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Safety Inspector ( ANZSCO code 312611)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
Low
6,000 persons were employed as Safety Inspectors in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be equal to or less than 5,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: High Low Below average Average Above average High
No information available
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Safety Inspectors visit Job Outlook

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
  • This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist you with paying for your tuition fees. Your initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869.

    For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training or StudyAssist.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC
    For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    Total number of units = 9

    5 core units plus

    4 elective units, of which:

  • at least 3 units must be Group A below
  • the remaining unit may be from Group A or Group B below or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.
  • Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Core Units

    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

    Elective Units

    Group A

    BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

    BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

    BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems

    BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant

    BSBWHS509 Facilitate the development and use of risk-management tools

    BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

    CHCFAM504C Respond to and contain critical incidents

    PUAWER003B Manage and monitor workplace emergency procedures, equipment and other resources

    Group B

    BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change

    BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

    BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

    BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

    BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

    BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes

    TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Advertising and Marketing
    Business Administration
    Business Services
    Community Services
    Cultural Industries
    Education Administration
    Financial Services
    Government Administration
    Health and Community Services
    Public Administration
    Retail Services
    Services Industry



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    This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The amount for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869.

    For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training or StudyAssist.


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    Student outcomes for Diploma of Work Health and Safety

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Work Health and Safety

    Data not available for this course
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    Professionals
    46.2%
    Professionals
    Managers
    23.5%
    Managers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    11.4%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $47,200

    $44,300


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 94.6 92.2 88.1
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    89.3
    74.5
    14.8
     
    86.6
    40.8
    45.5
     
    78.4
    46.3
    31.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    4.7*
    -
    32.9
     
    17.6
    4.5
    13.5
     
    15.2
    6.6
    13.2
    Satisfied with the training (%) 86.7 81.5 84.3
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 53 77 63.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 87.8 97.5 94.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 79.5 88.6 82
    Recommend the training to other (%) 92.7 91.3 90.1

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 47 200 44 300
    Top Occupations (%):
    Professionals
    Managers
    Community and Personal Service Workers
     
    46.2
    23.5
    11.4
     
    56.5
    21.6
    5.8
     
    30.7
    21.6
    14.5
    Top Industries (%):
    Public Administration and Safety
    Education and Training
    Construction
     
    21.5
    13.1
    12.3
     
    60.7
    9.3
    4.6
     
    28.6
    10.3
    7.8

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Employed after training (%) - 91.7 89.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 47 600 46 800
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 36.1 33.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 81.3 84.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 89.8 84.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Employed after training (%) - 57.9 43.4
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 32 800 39 000
    Enrolled in further study (%) 40.3 32.3 40.1
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 83.6 83.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 82.2 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Public Administration and Safety
    Education and Training
    13.1
    Education and Training
    Construction
    12.3
    Construction
    Business Services
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