Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

*Description: Course code BSB60615


This qualification is suitable for people who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in one or more fields of work in an organisation, such as a WHS practitioner or HR practitioner. They may work under the guidance of an occupational health and safety professional.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Related occupations

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner

Individuals 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.

Related industry sectors

The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

Advertising and Marketing

This sector covers activities related to bringing a product (or service) to the attention of potential and current customers, and meeting the needs of customers.

Community Services

This sector covers a range of social support services, including children's and youth services, aged care assistance, disability services and counselling. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of community services, use the headings Advice and Counselling, Aged Care and Disability, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Child Protection, Children's Services, Community Services Management, Employment Services, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Social Housing, Volunteers, or Youth Work.

Education Administration

This sector covers a broad range of administrative competencies in an educational or school support work context.

Financial Services

This sector covers services provided by the finance industry, including conveyancing, credit management, mercantile agents and trustees. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of financial services, use the headings Accounting and Bookkeeping, Broking, Financial Planning, Insurance, Superannuation, or Workers Compensation.

Retail Services

This sector covers the display and sale of new or used goods to consumers for personal or household consumption. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of retail, use the headings Community Pharmacy, Retail Management, or Wholesale Operations.

Entry requirements

All core units from BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent:

  • BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks
  • BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Course format

The course will consist of completion and assessment of 8 x units of competency.

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