BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

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BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety


Price:

$1,490.00



TOTAL: $1,490.00
Price:

$1,490.00

TOTAL: $1,590.00 over 6 months
Initial Payment: $486
Succeeding Payments: $92 X 12 fortnightly payments

Units of Competency

9

Course Access

12 months access to online course

Support Hours

7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri),
9am - 1pm AEST (Sat - Sun)

Assessments Marked

Within 5 business days

Prerequisites

  • Sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Access to an internet connection
  • This Diploma has 5 prerequisite units. Please refer to Prerequisites tab for details.

Delivery Mode

100% online, no classroom attendance

Trainer Support

One-on-one

Learning and assessment options

Your workplace or our virtual company as your simulated workplace

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The BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety is an ideal online diploma option 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 course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to investigate health and safety incidents, identify potential safety hazards, manage risks and comply with legal obligations. You will learn how to apply health and safety measures and initiatives to ensure that the organisation complies with work health and safety legislation and workplace policies to deliver a healthy and accident-free work environment to its employees.

This Diploma has 5 prerequisite units. Please check Prerequisites below for details.

Career Opportunities

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

We provide you with twelve (12) months to complete this course. How long it actually takes will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

This course could be completed within 15 – 20 hours of study per unit. It may take you less time, it may take you more. That is why we give you twelve (12) months and all the support you need. The rest is up to you!

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • facilitate effective contributions to and communications about continuous improvement processes and outcomes
  • address sustainability requirements
  • incorporate mentoring, coaching and other support to enable people to participate effectively in continuous improvement processes
  • capture insights, experiences and ideas for improvements and incorporate them into the organisation's knowledge management systems and future planning

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • how systems and procedures can support effective continuous improvement
  • how continuous improvement systems and processes relate to other business systems and requirements including, knowledge management, quality, performance management and sustainability

BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • implement the legal and organisational requirements for work health and safety (WHS) participation and consultation
  • manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes including development, implementation, monitoring and review, in consultation with others
  • review the effectiveness of existing WHS participation and consultation processes, identifying gaps and areas for improvement and positive performance indicators
  • develop new or improved WHS participation and consultation processes that achieve required improvements and integrate with existing systems
  • develop an action plan for implementation of new or improved WHS participation and consultation processes
  • provide advice, support and monitoring to others during implementation of new or improved WHS participation and consultation processes and recommending changes to the plan as required

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • appropriate communication networks, processes and formats
  • Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material in general, and in particular the parts relating to:
    • duties of PCBUs, officers, workers and inspectors
    • duty holders
    • consultation, participation and representation
    • discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct
    • workplace entry by WHS permit holders
  • formal and informal communication and consultation processes, and key personnel related to communication
  • how the characteristics and composition of the workforce impact on WHS risk and the management of WHS, including:
    • communication skills
    • cultural background and diversity
    • gender
    • labour market changes
    • language, literacy and numeracy levels of the workforce
    • structure and organisation of the workforce, including part time, casual and contract workers; shift rosters; and geographical location
    • workers with specific needs and limitations
    • workplace culture in relation to alcohol and other drug use
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access them
  • key personnel, including change agents, within workplace management structure
  • organisational culture as it impacts on the work team
  • relevant organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • the roles and responsibilities of individuals and parties under WHS legislation
  • the training needs of health and safety committees, and health and safety representatives

BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identify, interpret and apply information from a range of sources to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a systematic approach to work health and safety (WHS) risk management
  • apply WHS Acts, regulations codes of practice and standards, including the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks
  • identify duty holders
  • explain the differences between a hazard and a risk and identify hazards and risks in the organisation
  • prepare an action plan to implement a systematic approach to WHS risk management
  • prepare positive performance indicators for evaluation of a systematic approach to WHS risk management
  • consult effectively with relevant stakeholders

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • formal and informal communication and consultation processes, and key personnel related to communication, including duty holders
  • how the characteristics and composition of the workforce impact on WHS risk and the management of WHS with reference to:
    • communication skills
    • cultural background/diversity
    • gender
    • labour market changes
    • language, literacy and numeracy
    • structure and organisation of the workforce, for example part time, casual and contract workers, shift rosters, geographical location
    • workers with specific needs and limitations
    • workplace culture towards alcohol and other drug use
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and explain how to access these sources
  • the limitations of generic hazard identification and risk assessment checklists, and risk ranking processes
  • the nature of workplace processes including work flow, planning and control and hazards relevant to the workplace
  • organisational behaviour and culture as it impacts on WHS, change and the work team
  • the key features of organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • other functional areas in the organisation that impact on the management of WHS
  • the key features of relevant commonwealth and state/territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material
  • the key principles and/or practices of:
    • a systematic approach to managing WHS
    • duty of care including concepts of causation, foreseeability and prevention
    • incident causation and injury processes
  • risk analysis and assessment techniques and tools, and their application and limitations
  • risk, as the effect of uncertainty, on objectives
  • the duty of persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) in regard to risk management under WHS legislation
  • the sources of occupational disease and their prevention
  • standard industry controls for hazards
  • techniques, tools and processes for identifying and controlling health and safety hazards and risks including :
    • hazard and risk checklists
    • hazard hunts
    • job safety analysis
    • manifests and registers including dangerous goods, hazardous chemicals and plant
    • safe work method statements
    • surveys using questionnaires, interviews and other survey techniques
    • workplace inspections and walk throughs
  • the key features of the toxicology of hazardous chemicals and potential health effects in the workplace

BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • access information and data on hazards and how to manage associated risks
  • identify duty holders and legislative requirements for work health and safety (WHS) risk management
  • use the organisation’s WHS management system (WHSMS) and WHS information system (WHSIS) to conduct the following risk management processes:
    • identify hazards and potential hazards
    • assess the associated risks
    • identify control options
    • select suitable options
    • develop and implement a risk control plan
    • evaluate risk controls
  • carry out hazard identification and risk management

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the basic principles of workplace incident, injury and disease causation
  • the meanings of ’hazard’ and ’risk’ and how they differ
  • i formal and informal communication and consultation processes and key personnel related to communication
  • how the characteristics and composition of the workforce impact on WHS risk and the management of WHS, including:
    • communication skills
    • cultural background and diversity
    • gender
    • labour market changes
    • language, literacy and numeracy levels of the workforce
    • structure and organisation of the workforce, including part-time, casual and contract workers; shift rosters and geographical location
    • workers with specific needs and limitations
    • workplace culture in relation to alcohol and other drug use
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data and how to access them
  • the limitations of generic hazard identification and risk assessment checklists and risk ranking processes
  • methods for providing evidence of compliance with WHS legislation
  • the nature of workplace processes (work flow, planning and control) and hazards relevant to the workplace
  • organisational culture as it impacts on the work team
  • organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • other functional areas that impact on the management of WHS
  • the principles and practices of a systematic approach to managing WHS
  • Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material and other publications relevant to the organisation
  • risk management as a duty of persons conducting businesses or undertakings or officers under WHS legislation
  • the roles and responsibilities of individuals and parties under WHS legislation
  • standard industry controls for a range of hazards
  • techniques, tools and processes for identifying health and safety hazards and assessing and controlling the associated risks, including:
    • hazard and risk checklists
    • hazard hunts
    • job safety analyses
    • manifests and registers, including for dangerous goods, hazardous chemicals and plant
    • safe work method statements
    • surveys using questionnaires, interviews and other survey techniques
    • workplace inspections and walk-throughs

BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • prepare and implement an initial response to an incident that complies with legislative and organisational requirements and considers the safety and security of individuals and the site
  • systematically develop and document a plan to investigate an incident
  • collect, document and analyse data and information relevant to an incident investigation ensuring that all individuals in the investigation team understand and follow required processes
  • prepare and communicate an investigation report in required format that identifies the events leading up to the incident, immediate and underlying causes, points at which the incident could have been prevented and recommendations arising from the investigation

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • ethics related to conducting an investigation
  • the characteristics and composition of the workforce impacting on the investigation of work health and safety (WHS) incidents, including:
    • cultural background
    • workplace diversity
    • gender
    • language, literacy and numeracy levels
    • organisational structure, including employment status, shifts and geographical location
  • internal and external sources of information and data relevant to investigations
  • organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems relevant to work role
  • requirements under WHS legislation for notifying and reporting incidents and enforcement notices, and rights and powers of WHS inspectors
  • types and characteristics of incidents including causes and incident management processes

BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • developing, implementing, reviewing and improving a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) for an organisation
  • developing work health and safety (WHS) policy and gaining commitment to the WHSMS
  • consultation and communications processes
  • developing and implementing a WHS plan
  • measuring and evaluating WHS performance

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the key elements of a WHSMS
  • barriers to WHSMS implementation and strategies to remove them
  • the benefits to an organisation of having return-to-work and injury management integrated into the WHSMS
  • essential content of a WHS improvement action plan
  • legislative requirements for WHS information and data, and consultation
  • the nature of information and data that provide valid and reliable measures of performance of WHS management processes
  • relevant Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material, and other relevant publications
  • a range of commonly used WHSMS and the associated WHSMS certification standards
  • requirements for recordkeeping that address WHS, privacy and other relevant legislation
  • the roles and responsibilities of individuals and parties under WHS legislation
  • WHS positive performance indicators

BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identifying Work Health and Safety Information Systems (WHSIS) legislative and organisational requirements including:
    • duty holders and roles
    • WHS information for effective work health and safety (WHS) management
    • functions and purposes
    • user needs
    • workplace factors
  • using the WHSIS including:
    • advising and supporting users
    • gaining feedback for monitoring, evaluation and improvement
  • using the WHSIS to support effective WHS management as required by job role including:
    • accessing and reviewing WHS information and data and their sources
    • collecting and recording WHS information and data that addresses legislative and organisational requirements, using appropriate tools
    • meeting external reporting requirements in a timely manner
    • using appropriate analytical techniques to evaluate WHS performance and identify improvement areas
    • regularly reviewing and analysing WHS information and data to ensure legislative and organisational requirements are met
    • recommending improvements in prevention strategies based on information and data
    • communicating WHS information and data according to legislative and organisational requirements
    • assisting with monitoring and evaluating the WHSIS, and developing and implementing improvement measures incorporating:
    • user participation and consultation, including with regard to frequency, method and scoping of WHSIS review
    • identification and actioning of training needs

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • information and data relevant to the organisation and its needs (which is a function of the size and nature of the organisation) and to specific hazards in the workplace
  • identify commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards, guidance material and links to other relevant legislation, including industrial relations, equal employment opportunity, workers' compensation and rehabilitation
  • due diligence obligations as referred to in WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access them
  • key personnel, including change agents, within workplace management structure
  • the language, literacy and cultural profile of the work team
  • legislative requirements for WHS information and data, and consultation
  • methods for collecting reliable information and data, commonly encountered problems in collection, and strategies for overcoming these problems
  • methods for providing evidence of compliance with WHS legislation
  • the nature of information and data that provide valid and reliable measures of performance of WHS management processes
  • organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • the requirements for record keeping that address WHS, privacy and other relevant legislation
  • the requirements for reporting under WHS and other relevant legislation, including obligations for notification and reporting of incidents
  • the roles and responsibilities of individuals and parties under WHS legislation
  • systems for storage and retrieval of information and data

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • contribute to scoping, establishing, reviewing and evaluating work health and safety (WHS) measures and initiatives to:
    • address specific legislative requirements and obligations
    • support non-statutory health promotion programs
  • contribute to ensuring work-related health and safety measures and initiatives comply with legislative requirements and obligations
  • liaise with relevant people internal and external to the organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the application of relevant mandatory health monitoring, including biological monitoring, to help secure work health and safety
  • the difference between work-related health and safety measures and initiatives designed to meet specific legislative requirements and obligations, and those designed to support non-statutory health promotion programs, and give examples of each
  • factors that impact on work-related health and safety and their potential effects
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access them
  • organisational WHS and other relevant policies, procedures, processes and systems, including human resources
  • relevant WHS legislation, other legislation (such as privacy and workers' compensation) and common law rights and duties specific to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • work-related health and safety measures and initiatives that either address specific legislative requirements and obligations, or support non-statutory health prevention programs, including:
    • the factors impacting on worker health and safety that they address
    • effectiveness
    • costs and benefits
    • criteria for decisions regarding their implementation in a specific workplace
    • how they should be implemented

BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identify potential emergencies and their causes, with input from others, including specialist advisers and emergency agencies and document them in a risk register
  • identify and prioritise options for initial response to contain or limit emergencies and their impact, and for liaison with emergency services
  • plan initial response procedures including:
    • categorising major types of potential emergencies
    • identifying required resources
    • checking equipment
    • documenting required actions for a range of major types of emergency, with input from others and in keeping with standards and current industry practice
    • identifying training needs and providers
  • implement initial response procedures including:
    • documenting and displaying actions required
    • outlining own role
    • following appropriate procedures
  • contribute to post-event activities including supporting others and contributing to debriefing
  • monitor emergency response and address deficiencies including:
    • consulting
    • documenting and reporting results
    • identifying improvements

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • basic emergency prevention controls typically installed in a workplace including:
    • emergency alerting systems
    • emergency protection systems
    • smoke alarms, fire alarms and fire extinguishers
    • required safety wear
    • security systems
  • the enterprise physical site and work areas
  • enterprise reporting procedures for an emergency
  • the essential actions of self and others in an emergency
  • hazards and precautions to be taken during an emergency
  • hazards arising from evacuation
  • the information needs of emergency response personnel during reporting, arrival and response to an emergency
  • internal and external sources of work health and safety (WHS) information and data and how to access them
  • organisational and workplace WHS policies and procedures
  • the organisational structure, roles and responsibilities contributing to the implementation of emergency procedures
  • the powers of safety representatives and other authorised WHS personnel to implement an immediate cease work if an immediate danger to WHS exists
  • the principles and priorities for evacuation, checking and accounting for people
  • the principles of fire protection and emergency response
  • relevant Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material and how it applies to the implementation of emergency procedures
  • roles and responsibilities of WHS personnel
  • examples of emergency responses typically used in workplaces
  • the WHS information needs of work unit or work team

You will be assessed for these units of competency using a variety of tasks to assess your understanding and skills. A virtual session means you will be one on one with your assessor either answering questions or taking part in a role play, just as you would do in any classroom, only we do it online.

All of our assessments are marked by your assessor within five working days following the day you submitted your work. You have three attempts for each task to achieve a competency result, with your assessor giving you detailed feedback following each submission.

Unit Short Answer
Questions
Virtual
Session
Scenario
/Case study
Reports Assignment
/Project
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
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
BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

Entry Requirements

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

BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 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

Learners will also need:

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
    • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail, including e-mail with attached
    • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • Candidates must agree to read the AOT Student Handbook to ensure awareness of the rights

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended) / MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: minimum of 512 MB of RAM, minimum of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Monitor with at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 1.5Mbps
  • Valid personal email address
  • Sound card
  • A headset or microphone and speakers
  • Access to a webcam, photocopier, printer & scanner
  • The latest version of Java, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
  • Word processing software e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Up-to-date web browser version e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari

Support you can expect from AOT

Our focus is to provide the real-world skills and knowledge that you need to advance your career, fulfill your goals and achieve success in the workplace. No matter what course you choose, here at AOT you will receive the assistance and support that will help make your study time convenient, manageable and worthwhile.

The benefit of studying with us is that you don't have to schedule your time to attend face-to-face classroom sessions. You can study at times convenient to you in your own home or anywhere that suits your learning style.

To support you in your study we provide:


Personal course induction
A Student Support Officer will personally take you through the sauceLMS and your course.

Live chat
Instant support available by a trainer whilst you are studying 7am - 9pm AEST (Mon to Fri), 9am - 1pm AEST (Sat to Sun).

Contact us form
Contact us at any time using the Contact us form found within your course to create support tickets.

Mentoring sessions
You can book an appointment with your personal trainer to discuss the learning material, assessment expectations, or assessment feedback.

Virtual Classroom sessions
This can be booked with your trainer for specific assessments.

Help and Support
A section on your sauceLMS dashboard with useful links including FAQs.

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