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Perth BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety. WHS


Overview of the course

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.

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Perth BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health & Safety Course Dates

Location Date Enrol Today
36 Brisbane St, Perth NOVEMBER – December PROGRAM

Week 1…..5 Days:

Monday 27 November – Friday 1December 2017

Week 2…. 5 Days:

Monday 24 December – Friday 8 December 2017

$3200
36 Brisbane St, Perth

JANUARY PROGRAM

Week 1…..5 Days:

Tuesday 2 January – Friday 5 January 2018

Week 2… 5 Days:

Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 2018

$3200

Quality assured face-to-face training with the Australian Institue of Accredited Training

You will enjoy an excellent learning experience in the Australian Institute of Accredited Training’s facilities that:

  • Class sizes are kept to manageable numbers. 8 Maximum – so everybody participates.
  • We never cancel courses – enrol with confidence.
  • No homework on training days – all work is completed in course time – we know you’re busy.
  • No exam – we assess you as you go, and
  • Assessments are aligned with Clause 1.4 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

Our public training courses are valuable opportunities for professional development and networking. They are also the perfect way to convert competency-based experience into formal qualifications for either career advancement or a complete career change.

Job outcomes

  • Work Health and Safety Advisor
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Practitioner
  • Work Health and Safety Risk Officer

OHS vs WHS

The terms ‘Occupational Health and Safety’ (OHS) and ‘Work Health and Safety’ (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTO’s are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

Entry requirements

This 5 day face-to-face facilitation course is targeted at individuals with extensive knowledge of workplace health and safety.

All core units in Perth BSB51315 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:

  • 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

Entry into the Diploma requires students to have sufficient numeracy and literacy skills to read and comprehend instruction for referencing legislation, preparing reports, completing assessments and essay writing. Preferred pathway into qualification include: achievement of Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415 or equivalent, evidence of competency in majority of units for BSB41407 or extensive vocational experience in providing guidance on WHS matters.
The Diploma of Work Health and Safety contains nine units of competencies and are all completed at the pace of the student. Each unit has specific learning outcomes and is structured for self paced learning.

To support your studies you will be provided with qualified trainers, all learning materials, flexible delivery options, telephone and email support. This program requires a significant amount of reading and writing. You will need:
1. Language and literacy skills at a level that enables you to access, interpret, understand and use WHS information and data (including legislation, regulations and      other guidance materials) and to write succinct policies, procedures, plans and reports
2. Numeracy skills at a level that enables you to read and understand managerial performance indicators and related statistics and measurements, and to allocate timeframes, and financial and other resources required to implement plans
3. Technology skills to conduct online research using a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox) and to use a variety of software applications to read PDF files (e.g. Adobe), produce documents (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint), and analyse information and data (e.g. Excel)
4. The ability to research information and data: from a variety of sources such as legislation, codes of practice, Australian standards and policy and proceedures.

This course aims to give students:

  • A description of the consequences of exposure to health hazards at work
  • An understanding of the skills required to recognise, evaluate and manage health and safety hazards in the workplace
  • An understanding of the skills required to administer various occupational health and safety functions, planning policy development and ethics.

This course will provide participants with a professional qualification enabling the graduate to fulfil the role of WHS Supervisor or Manager in an organisation.

Packaging rules which comprise of 9 units

5 core units plus 4 elective units of which: at least 3 units must be Group A below the remaining elective unit may be from: Group A or Group B below any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level or, if not listed below, from a Certificate IV or an Advanced Diploma. The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet industry needs.

Core units:

BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes                                                                                                                                                        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.

BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk                                                                                                                                                                          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.

BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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.

BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems                                                                                                                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.

Elective units from group A:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives                                                                                                                                          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.

BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures                                                                                                                                                                              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.

BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant                                                                                                                                                                                           This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage work health and safety (WHS) hazards and to comply with WHS legislation as it applies to the management or control of plant (not the design, manufacture, supply, installation, construction or commissioning of plant or issuing of licences associated with plant). It applies to individuals who may provide leadership and guidance to others using managerial and communication skills and who use systematic approaches to identify and resolve issues.

Imported unit:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BSBWRT401 Write complex documents                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity. It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

What’s included in the 10 day face-to-face intensive program:

1. 9 Units of competency’s are coverd extensivly.
2. Learner materials
3. USB will all legislative requirements, additional information documents and templates..

Post course assessments

The units are self-paced, however this depends on:
Your time commitment to complete the unit assessments.
How soon you submit your assessments after your intensive training.

Characteristics of learning outcomes

Breadth, depth and complexity covering planning and initiation of alternative approaches to skills or knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and coordination. The self directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others. Applications involve participation in development of strategic initiatives as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing completechnical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams including teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions. Group or team co-ordination may be involved. The degree of emphasis on breadth as against depth of knowledge and skills may vary between qualifications granted at this level.

Recognition of prior learning

Australian Institute of Accredited Training offers Recognition of Prior Learning as an assessment method to all students. RPL recognises the skills, knowledge and experience acquired training, work or life experience