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BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

National ID: BSB51319 State ID: BEQ9
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Become a health and safety manager in your workplace.

Are you passionate about the health and safety of your colleagues, and maintaining a safe and secure workplace? The Diploma of Work Health and Safety provides you with the skills and knowledge to be employed in a senior work health and safety role.  

This course covers a suite of work health and safety responsibilities, including risk, hazard and emergency management, compliance requirements, investigating work health and safety incidents, operating management systems and psychological health and safety management. 

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in:

  • Work health and safety responsibilities for and control of a workplace
  • Risk, hazard and emergency management and compliance
  • Consultation, participation and investigation of work health and safety incidents 
  • Work health and safety management systems
  • Hazardous chemicals management 
  • Psychological health and safety management 

  • You wish to extend your knowledge and experience in safety to a management level in the context of your current employment  
  • You wish to improve future employment opportunities in safety management through formal training 


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

To enrol in this course, you must have: 

  • Good literacy skills to read, interpret and compile documents  
  • Good numeracy skills to collate and interpret data 
  • Reasonable computer skills sufficient to use the Microsoft Office Suite 

Before studying this course, students must have attained the core units from the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units, which have been mapped as equivalent:

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to the 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


National ID Unit title
BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS516 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisations WHS management system
BSBWHS519 Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
BSBWHS522 Manage WHS consultation and participation processes


National ID Unit title
BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
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
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Work health and safety manager 
  • Senior work health and safety officer 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab)

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Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 12 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus

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