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BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who coordinate and/or maintain the work, health and safety programs within an organisation. At this level the qualification reflects practitioners with significant and substantial knowledge of WHS skills in a wide range of settings.

This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including WHS Officers, WHS program consultants and WHS program coordinators or Managers
Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of operational functions.
Conversely, it may also apply to those with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical WHS skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.


Candidates have a total of 2 years to complete the Certificate III, however, based on a study commitment of 15 to 20 hours a week, candidates are able to complete this in 12 months.

Entry requirements

fmedge has the following admission requirements to suit the delivery and assessment mode offered:

• Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training.

• Students are required to be competent in basic computer skills i.e. conduct internet research, use email, cut and paste, use templates and prepare answers using word.


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

BSB60615 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety
BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

After achieving the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, candidates may pathway into the BSB60615 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety or any Advanced Diploma within the BSB Training Package and/or other industry area.

‘Course Credits’ may be gained for further study on completion of this qualification.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

• WHS Officer
• WHS Program Consultant
• WHS Program Coordinator

Course Content

9 units are required for award of this qualification including:

* Four (4) are Core units and
* Five (5) are Elective units

The Nominal Hours for the Qualification as per the Victorian Implementation / Purchasing Guide is 1320

On successful completion of the following 9 units you will have attained the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

The following tables outline the Units of Competencies and FMedge subjects available for this Qualification.

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective
BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes  Core
BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk  Core
BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks  Core
BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents  Core
BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems  Elective
BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs  Elective
BSBWHS410  Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives  Elective
BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems  Elective
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance  Elective

Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 9 units, you will be awarded BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Delivery Methods

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Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

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