Diploma of Work Health and Safety (Online Delivery)

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* Please see Requirements section before enrolling into this course.

* Just 5 integrated assessments plus small work-based component

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

* Assessments marked quickly

* Certificates issued quickly once candidates deemed competent

* Option to seamlessly upgrade to full face-to-face if you decide online learning is not for you (you just pay difference between online and face to face)

Our BSB51312 Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification aims to give students the underpinning knowledge required to manage WHS within the workplace.

This qualification is particularly 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.

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

Course Number: BSB51312
Qualification: Diploma of Work Health and Safety
Delivery mode: Distance training and assessment via online learning platform
Course duration: Up to 12 Months
Entry Requirements: Core units Cert IV WHS
Nationally Recognised: Yes
Cost: $2000

2014 Specials:

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Usually $2000

Now $999

If you decide online learning is not for you, you have option to seamlessly upgrade to full face-to-face classroom training. Check here for details.

Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51312) requires completion of 9 units of competency (5 core and 4 electives). BSB51312 has been packaged by CBD College to meet the packaging rules as follows:

5 Core Units:

BSBWHS502A Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS503A Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBWHS504A Manage WHS hazards and risks
BSBWHS505A Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS506A Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

4 Elective Units

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWHS507A Contribute to managing WHS information systems
BSBWHS509A Facilitate the development and use of hazard management tools
BSBWHS410A Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

Entry requirements

You are only eligible to enrol into the CBD College Diploma of Work Health and Safety if you hold the core units of BSB41412 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety:

BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents

A JP-certified academic transcript listing the abovementioned Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety core units will be required to be emailed to CBD College prior to course commencement.

If you hold a Cert IV OHS you may be entitled to enrol in our WHS Upgrade course which would satisfy your entry requirements to the Dip. See here

Pathways From The Qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake BSB60612 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Work required

We give candidates 12 months from the entry date of their course to submit their assessment tasks and complete any re-submissions.

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).

The programs Powerpoint and Excel are also highly recommended as there are Powerpoint presentations on your student portal which you can view and excel is demonstrated in class and is an excellent program for WHS managers to know how to use.

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.


There are 5 integrated Assessments as part of the CBD College Diploma of Work Health and Safety plus a small work-based component where you will need to collect evidence to show some skills and answer some questions based on your workplace. The assessment methods to be used during this program will be review of templates, review of project reports, written questioning based on scenarios and third party reports./p>

Literacy Requirements

  • There are underlying skill requirements of the BSB07 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.

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. You will be given access to an e-book in your resources which will be a great source of knowledge for you during your course and a great resource for you as you enter the WHS world.

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.

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