BSB51315 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety

An expert in health and safety? Get recognised now.

If you've been performing Health and Safety operations in your organization, the skills and knowledge you've achieved in WHS consultation and participation, risk management, and WHS incidents may be worthy of formal recognition.

Perfect for those who wish to enter, be certified in, or improve job prospects for a position in Health and Safety, your skills in rehabilitation and return to work programs, health and safety initiatives, WHS hazards, critical incidents, and continuous improvement are key.

Promote Work Health and Safety today for a productive workplace tomorrow.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

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 

Unit Code Unit Title


Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes


Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk


Manage WHS risks


Investigate WHS incidents


Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems


Elective Units 

Group A 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs


Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives


Contribute to managing WHS information systems


Manage WHS hazards associated with plant


Facilitate the development and use of risk-management tools


Contribute to implementing emergency procedures


Respond to and contain critical incidents


Manage and monitor workplace emergency procedures, equipment and other resources


Group B 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Lead and manage organisational change


Manage people performance


Facilitate continuous improvement


Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


Assist with effective WHS management of contractors


 Assist with workplace monitoring processes


Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


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

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Get Qualified Australia Institute - Provider Code 41094

  • Asset Training Australia - Provider Code 31718

  • Diverse Training Concepts - Provider Code 88182

  • DNA Kingston Training - Provider Code 6811

  • National Training - Provider Code 21792

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