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Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51315

Overview

On completion of this program, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to manage, coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation. This program will build on the skills and knowledge gained from the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 or equivalent.

You will have opportunities to gain practical experience to effectively develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems in order to effectively manage WHS risk, investigate incidents and contribute towards work-related health and safety measures and initiatives.

Qualification: Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51315
Program No: DP-HS22
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: Two semesters full time (approximately 15 hours per week) in the evening and daytime OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Administrative Services Officer Level 6 to EL1 level in the public sector, or equivalent under individual agency agreements.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

All core units in Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 or equivalent competencies.
Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent:

- BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
- BBWHS403 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

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core and specified electives - complete all 8 subjects

  • BSBWHS502  Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
    • CIT Code: WPHS106
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS). It applies to individuals with responsibility for enabling people to be consulted about, and to participate in, WHS management and decision making across the organisation. These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS503  Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
    • CIT Code: OHSS411
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the systematic management of work health and safety (WHS) risk. It applies to individuals who provide specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and guidance to a range of personnel.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS504  Manage WHS risks
    • CIT Code: WPHS110
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct work health and safety (WHS) risk management processes. It applies to individuals who manage WHS risks, based on the organisation’s WHS management system (WHSMS), WHS information system (WHSIS) and risk-management approach (as covered in BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk). These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS506  Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
    • CIT Code: OHSS528
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of elements of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS). It applies to individuals with organisational responsibilities for contributing to tasks in relation to elements of a WHSMS appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation and its work health and safety (WHS) risks. These people will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and will apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM509  Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs
    • CIT Code: MGNT459
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process and analyse workers compensation and sick leave claims. It also covers the establishment of rehabilitation needs and return to work programs and their monitoring, review and evaluation.
      It applies to individuals who manage claims and ensure that the organisation provides appropriate support for the worker.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS410  Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
    • CIT Code: OHSS523
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

       This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS). It applies to individuals with responsibility for enabling people to be consulted about, and to participate in, WHS management and decision making across the organisation. These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS509  Facilitate the development and use of risk management tools
    • CIT Code: WPHS109
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the development and use of WHS risk management tools. It applies to individuals with responsibility for risk management. These people will work in a range of work health and safety (WHS) roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS505  Investigate WHS incidents
    • CIT Code: OHSS447
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage. It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise.
      This unit applies to individuals required to investigate incidents in relation to prevention of future incidents.
      The unit applies to people who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
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Electives - complete 1 of the following 5 subjects

Please note: not all electives will be offered every Semester

  • BSBWHS510  Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
    • CIT Code: OHSS409
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation of planning and response procedures for emergencies. The focus is on implementation of procedures already developed for short-term emergency responses. It assumes that expert advice will be available in identifying potential emergencies and in formulating response plans. This unit applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for managing work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace who contribute to the implementation of procedures for responding to emergencies. These people will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINN601  Lead and manage organisational change
    • CIT Code: MGNT326
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies. It applies to managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area.
      The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS408  Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
    • CIT Code: OHSS522
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the work health and safety (WHS) management of contractors. The WHS management of contractors has a strong focus on compliance with WHS organisational and legislative requirements. This unit applies to individuals who either work in organisations that are supplied with services by contractors or work in organisations that supply such services. It is only concerned with the supply of on-site services to workplaces. It does not cover outworkers or contractors who supply goods, materials or products to workplaces.
      The unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS409  Assist with workplace monitoring processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS410
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with monitoring a range of physical agents and conditions relevant to work health and safety (WHS). It applies to individuals working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries who assist with using a range of measuring devices to collect, interpret, evaluate and report on workplace information and data in relation to physical agents and conditions.
      It does not extend to hazard identification, risk assessment or developing control measures based on the outcomes of monitoring, which are covered in BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSUS501  Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CIT Code: MGNT608
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: In this unit you will gain the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Work Health and Safety BSB41415

More Information

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