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Diploma of Work
Health and Safety

Australian Skills Group

The BSB51319 Diploma in Work Health and Safety qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. It applies to supervisors and managers who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.


The BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification consists of 10 units of competency: 5 Core and 5 Elective

Core Units

  • BSBWHS513: Lead WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS515: Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS516: Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system
  • BSBWHS519: Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
  • BSBWHS522: Manage WHS consultation and participation processes

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS514: Manage WHS compliance of contractors
  • BSBWHS517: Contribute to managing a WHS information system
  • BSBWHS518: Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant
  • BSBWHS520: Manage implementation of emergency procedures
  • BSBHRM509: Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs


ASG require that all learners be over 18 years of age and have access to, or currently work in, a workplace environment

All core units in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:

  • BSBWHS401: Assist with workplace 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


6 Months

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