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Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

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* 3 Comprehensive integrated assessments

* Access to top WHS industry/teaching experts for help along the way

* Assessments marked as the course progresses

* Assessments marked quickly

* Certificates issued quickly once candidates deemed competent

Our BSB60615 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification aims to give students the underpinning knowledge required to 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.

This qualification is particularly suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role that lead and have the responsibility to manage and design the health and safety requirements for the organisation. They will provide leadership and guidance to others and have responsibility for the output of others. They may also work under the guidance of an occupational health and safety professional.

We are a Nationally Recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 91399).

Course Number: BSB60615
Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety
Delivery mode: Face to face
Course duration: 5 consecutive business days, usually from Monday to Friday. Course completion within 12 months
Nationally Recognised: Yes
Cost: $2250
Testimonial: Meg, Melbourne: "I have completed a Cert IV WHS, Dip WHS and now have the Adv Dip WHS through CBD College. These programs met my needs perfectly and allowed me time to work through the course content and assessments at my own pace. Working with company information has made the process relevant and made the context much easier to absorb. Thanks for your humour, knowledge and support throughout all three courses. Would highly recommend this Adv Dip WHS course to anyone." 

Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB60615) require completion of 8 units of competency (5 core units and 3 electives). BSB60615 has been packaged by CBD College to meet the packaging rules as follows:

5 Core Units chosen from the WHS units:

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

3 Elective Units

BSBWHS606 Conduct a WHS audit
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents

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

You will need to have a laptop computer, have good computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word to complete the assessments. It is assumed that participants have an appropriate level of literacy.

Pathways From The Qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may apply for various specialised University degrees in WHS. This qualification may help with entry requirements but trainees are advised to check with the individual Universities prior to enrolment.

Work required

Trainees are expected that there will be a considerable amount of work carried out in their field of expertise while completing this qualification. Trainees will have 12 months from enrolment to complete their course with access to a qualified trainer and mentor.

Computer Literacy

A laptop with Microsoft Office installed is essential for this course (Microsoft Office 2007 or later version for PC, Office 2010 version for Mac).

All assessment documents are written in Microsoft Word.

You will need to be competent using this program. It is essential that if you do not know how to use this program that you seek tuition before your course commences.

The laptop needs to be Wi-Fi enabled so that you can access the internet wirelessly from the training room using our Wi-Fi connection. You will be required to bring a laptop on every day of the course.

Assessments Requirements

The 8 units of competency are assessed holistically within 3 integrated assessments that form the CBD College Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

The three assessments are;

  • Design and implement an OHSMS
  • Risk Management
  • Auditing


These assessments are designed to be completed chronologically and assessment coincides with real time positive work place health and safety changes and improvements that the student will establish for their organisation.

The assessment methods to be used during this program will be role plays, review of templates, reviews of project reports and written questioning based on scenarios.

Literacy Requirements

  • There are underlying skill requirements of the BSB Business Services Training Package units.
  • Candidates are advised that they will need to possess effective language, communications and interpersonal skills and have the ability to write a range of documentation.
  • Candidates will also be expected to read and interpret training packages, develop and document learning programs, present information, use technology and prepare various records and documents. Furthermore, cognitive skills in planning, research, interpretation, analysis and synthesis form part of the skills requirements of many units.
  • Candidates with special needs are advised to email info@cbdcollege.edu.au prior to booking so that reasonable adjustments to training and assessment can be contemplated.
  • Where a student has an identified need for assistance with language, literacy or numeracy, CBD College’s trainers and assessors will endeavour to provide this assistance directly.

Other requirements

You will need to bring to class the following: photo ID and a pen and paper for taking notes. All resource files can be found in your student portal. Neat, comfortable clothing is required to be worn.

Pre-reading/course preparation

Access to the student portal is provided upon enrolment and we recommend that you read the resources and assessments found there at this point. It is not compulsory but to save time in completing your assessments you are encouraged to bring to class copies of your organisation's current;

  • OHS/WHS Policy
  • HS managers position description
  • Organisational Chart
  • Risk Management Policy
  • Health Safety Committee Minutes
  • Risk Registers/Risk matrix
  • Audit reports/plans
  • Worker Feedback Evidence (survey/questionnaire reports)
  • Document Register

Issuance of Certificates

You will need to submit your assessments and wait for them to be assessed. This can take up to 10 or so business days. Once you have been marked as competent in all assessment task requirements you will be notified via email. Your Certificate and Record of Transcript will be posted to you within 10 business days of receiving your completion email.

Ian Freeman - Melbourne CBD

Ian Freeman holds an Advanced Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, an Advanced Diploma of Management, a Diploma of Hospitality Management and a Cert IV TAE. Ian originally came from the hospitality industry where he spent many years as the Kitchen Manager of The Vine Hotel and the Lower Plenty Hotel. Since then, Ian has had extensive experience training Diploma of Hospitality/Occupational Health and Safety, Cert II, III, IV Commercial Cookery/Patisserie and Cert IV TAA. This strong training background has seen him develop skills in mentoring students, designing and delivering off site training workshops and developing training and assessment material for Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level classes.

In his most recent position as OHS Manager and Trainer at the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology, Ian was responsible for completing safety audits, risk assessments and producing health, safety and wellbeing programs for internal and external stakeholders. He was also responsible for resource development on a significant scale.

Ian comes on board with CBD College as our permanent OHS trainer in our new training room in the Paramount Centre, Melbourne.

Steve Barrett - Sydney CBD

Steve has spent his whole working career in occupational health and safety, starting at WorkCover New South Wales. He worked there for seven years before leaving for similar roles in private enterprise.

There is not much with regards to safety that Steve has not seen or been involved in, in his long career. Highlights include acting in the position of National OH&S Manager of a major Australian company, conducting countless training/auditing/site inspections, delivering general and site specific OH&S inductions in the field.

Steve finds great stimulation in training others and he enjoys the passing on of his years of knowledge of safety procedures and OHS legislation to future safety officers.

Steve holds a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Health and Safety. Steve also holds a Cert IV TAE.

Sydney CBD :

Our training rooms in Sydney are located in the heart of the city across the road from the new Apple store on George St. If travelling by train, get off at Town Hall and walk down towards Circular Quay on George St for 2 blocks.

Exact address: Suite 2, Level 10, The Dymocks Building, 428 George St, Sydney, 2000.

Melbourne CBD :

Exact address: Shop 1, Bourke St Level (Ground Floor), The Paramount Retail Centre, 108 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000.

Perth CBD

Exact address: Suite 5, Level 1, 150 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004.


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Advanced Diploma WHS - Sydney CBD

Advanced Diploma WHS - Melbourne CBD

Advanced Diploma WHS - Perth CBD

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Student Testimonials

  • “ I would highly recommend this course to anyone. The price is competitive and the quality of the course really stands out compared to other providers. ”

    - Brett Angus

  • “ Great course! Excellent facilitator, convenient locations and the best value for money without compromising on quality of learning. Highly recommended! ”

    - Duong Tran

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