PSP51212 - Diploma of Government (Occupational Health & Safety)

Have experience in government occupational health & safety? It's time you received recognition.

If you've been working in Government Occupational Health & Safety, promoting compliance with legislation in the public sector, assisting in the design and development of OHS participative arrangements, and applying principles of OHS risk management, your skills may qualify you to achieve formal recognition.

Whether you're looking to gain certification, improve your employment options, or jumpstart a career in Government Occupational Health & Safety, skills like development of organisation policy, management of complex projects, and participating in the investigation of incidents will speed your rewards.

Reduce your career risk in Government Health & Safety to promote a secure position.

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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.

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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.

 11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 8 core units
  • 3 elective units:

  • Choose 1 elective from the Group A elective list below.

  • Choose 2 elective units from the Group B elective list below or  from elsewhere within this Training Package, or  another endorsed Training Package, or  Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification .

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate IV level may be used.

 Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Title


Promote the values and ethos of public service


Develop client services


Promote diversity


Use complex workplace communication strategies


Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector


Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS


Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems


Assist in the design and development of OHS participative arrangements

 Group A electives 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Apply principles of OHS risk management


Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

 Group B electives 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Manage hazards in the work environment


Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant


Participate in the investigation of incidents


Develop organisation policy


Manage complex projects

Not applicable.

This qualification does not require any licensing..

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