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Diploma of Work Health & Safety (BSB51319)

Become a Qualified Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Advisor or Coordinator

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51319) is a nationally-recognised qualification that equips you with the skills and knowledge to implement a safe work environment, manage emergency procedures, and respond to WHS incidents.

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Part-time: 12 months. Full-time: 14-16 months.
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Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Work Health Safety Coordinator
  • Health Safety Advisor
  • Health and Safety Manager

Course Fees Include

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Technical Requirements

You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer, or another device with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets (eg: Google Docs, iWork, etc)
  • A PDF Reader installed


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must hold the core units from the Diploma of Work Health & Safety (BSB51319) or equivalent competencies:

  1. BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  2. BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  3. BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management 
  4. BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  5. BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

If you do not hold the prerequisite units you can speak to the Learning Consultants from The College for Adult Learning who can help you create a custom package to achieve your diploma.

About The Course

Learn How to Effectively Plan, Manage, and Execute WHS Policies And Guidelines To Ensure Workplace Safety In Any Organisation

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51319), offered by The College for Adult Learning, is a nationally-recognised qualification that will help you equip the skills and knowledge you need to effectively and efficiently implement a safe work environment, provide safe equipment and structures, and guarantee the health and well-being of workers and their conditions in the workplace.

Detailed course modules will educate you about everything you need to know about leading WHS risk management, managing and implementing emergency procedures, WHS compliance of contractors, investigating and responding to WHS incidents, and more.

Whether you’re a business owner, WHS worker, or a professional looking for a career change into the work health and safety (WHS) industry, completing this nationally-recognised course will help you develop key occupational health and safety skills to make informed decisions.

Flexible Study Options To Suit You:

  • Self-paced learning, 100% online.
  • Fit your study around your lifestyle – not the other way around.
  • Study for how long you want, when you want.
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials.
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet.
  • Payment plans that can be tailored to your budget.
  • Generous 24-month enrolment period, with free course extension and deferral options

Study From $57 Per Week

Unable to pay for your course upfront? With a wide variety of affordable payment plan options starting at just $57 a week, you can choose a payment plan to perfectly suit your lifestyle and budget.

You may be eligible for an AIHS membership

If you are studying WHS and not currently working full time you may be eligible for a free 12-month student membership with The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS). As an AIHS member, you’ll have access to professional development resources, webinars led by health and safety recruiting agencies, professional networking groups plus much more.


"After transferring to WHS from a HR course, I was slightly reluctant on how the change would go. However, I was met with a very supportive, helpful and engaging coach, who helped me feel extremely comfortable with my decision." - Nicole