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Diploma of Work Health & Safety Course


Course Objectives

This qualification may be suitable for experienced personnel within the security industry with a background in Safety Management and members of the security industry who are fulfilling Safety Management roles within their organisation and wish to complete the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation. It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

The qualification is one of the most sought after Nationally Recognised Qualifications within the security industry.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials and trainer support. Presented using a combination of in-class and external study or external only with an immediate start.



The Diploma of Work Health and Safety is aimed at senior management roles.

Participants in this program will gain practical skills and strategies to effectively and independently manage safety hazards, and provide specialist advice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Supervisory tasks such as investigating WHS incidents,
  • Managing WHS risks,
  • Managing effective WHS consultation,
  • Facilitating the use of hazard-management tools,
  • Manage and investigate workplace injuries and incidents,
  • Use OHS laws and regulations to develop WHSMS,
  • Collect, analysis and present OHS data,
  • Develop a consultative process with management, subcontractors and workers on OHS issues,
  • Demonstrate leadership when addressing OHS issues  in the workplace,
  • Develop and monitor workplace emergencies, including the testing of contingencies; and
  • Develop continuous improvement strategies on OHS issues

Designed For

Those with a good understanding of safety management; or those persons who want to extend their knowledge and experience in the field of security and safety management in the context of their current employment; or to improve future employment opportunities through formal qualifications.

This qualification is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to undertake job roles such as Safety representatives. This also relates to experienced OHS Representatives with Qualifications and skills obtained through other sources of employment or training; such as the Police Force. They may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning or Current Competency.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Work Health and SafetyCoordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Advisor
  • Work Health and Safety Committee member
  • Work Cover Trainer and Assessor


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or
  • BSB50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management, or
  • BSB60612 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety


  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training
  • Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.
  • 100 points of identification
  • Entry Requirements
  • Must have all core units in 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. 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

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.


How Is The Course Delivered?

The course will be delivered over a minimum of 16 weeks, with class attendance of 16 days, each with 8 hours of face to face delivery.

An initial 16 days of classroom attendance is required to commence the course; this is for those who are not seeking to RPL any units of competency; this is to deliver the initial course content. There is a requirement for students to undertake unsupervised learning in developing the Security and Risk Management plan and ensure that supervised hours are being met.

Nominal training hours for this Qualification equals to 420 hours, which is broken down into 128 hours of supervised instruction and 292 hours of unsupervised activities in the development, implementation and management of a WHSMS plan.

We understand that you may lead a high stress and fast-paced life regardless of the industry you are currently in, so this course is delivered and completed by two methods; face to face of one day per week and a self-paced development of a final project throughout the course.

A training and assessment diary may be completed at enrolment or on completion of the face to face delivery phase to ensure that you are staying on track with your course completion. The point being, you complete your much-needed qualification regardless of current circumstance or time restraints from wherever you are in Australia. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainer who can provide you with guidance to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals! You also have access to the Trainer throughout your study period to answer any questions you may have or help you overcome any stumbling blocks you may encounter.

By participating in this course you challenge yourself to grow professionally. Investing in yourself and taking time to learn, practice and implement this knowledge will change your career and create more job opportunities.

Course Structure

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

Course Outline

10 units must be completed (5 core units plus 5 elective units)

Core Units

  • BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS516 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system
  • BSBWHS519 Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
  • BSBWHS522 Manage WHS consultation and participation processes

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS512 Contribute to managing work-related psychological health and safety
  • BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system
  • BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant
  • BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures
  • BSBWHS531 Implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals

Contact us to discuss any changes to the training delivery of units.


To achieve a nationally-recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan.


Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in the Work Health and Safety space or related fields. If you have over 1 year of experience fulfilling an OHS supervisory or management role, you should consider the RPL process by undertaking a self-assessment against the competency standards of this qualification.

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessors. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).

Course Fees

Fee for service – $2,500 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $2,000 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $350 each

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Sometimes, depending on circumstance, it can be difficult to come up with a lump sum the moment you decide to enter into your new security career so we have made available ZipPay payment plans to enable a swift start! Contact us today to find out how to apply for ZipPay.

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Option 1 – Secure My Place for $2,500 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

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Option 2 – Payment plan using Zip Pay – either Zip Pay the full amount or the remainder after the $500 non-refundable deposit

Cancellation policy

Deposits will not be refunded for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

See our policies on cancellation of courses and the fees incurred.

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