Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Work Health and Safety (WHS) will increase your understanding of WHS, risk management and hazard control, and help you to develop strategies for the implementation and management of WHS systems, as well as conducting investigations and audits.
The Diploma of Work Health and Safety is not being offered in Semester II, 2016.
Next enrolment intakes:
To be advised
Secure a WHS management role
Build on your existing WHS skills and knowledge to manage, coordinate and maintain work health and safety programs within your workplace.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Work Health and Safety covers the following areas:
- work health and safety risk management and hazard control
- hazard management tools
- consultation and participation processes
- systematic management of work health and safety systems
- WHS audits
- incident investigation
- rehabilitation and return to work programs
Get the qualification industry wants
Many organisations widely recognise the need to comply with WHS legislation and value the formal qualification for those in dedicated WHS roles.
The knowledge acquired in this course is applicable for a wide variety of workplaces across many industries and sectors.
Learn from seasoned professionals and industry leaders
Experienced and qualified teachers currently working in WHS roles within the industry will be your educators, guides and mentors, offering career pathways and networking opportunities.
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance
6-9 months. Includes additional self-paced, out of class activities. See above for latest course dates and session times.
Modes of DeliverySelf-paced delivery, Workshops, Offsite
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsAll core units in the BSB41412 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:
- BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws
- BSBWHS403A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
- BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
- BSBWHS405A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
- BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents
Assessment MethodsModules are assessed in a variety of ways including practical exercises, case studies, observation, role plays or assignments/reports.
MaterialsA materials and ancillaries fee applies. Students will be provided with all materials upon enrolment. Please contact the department for the latest materials fees information.
Pathways to further studyAfter achieving the Diploma of Work Health and Safety participants may undertake the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety, a qualification designed for WHS or human resources practitioners who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the work health and safety program in one or more fields of work in an organisation.
Career PathwaysGraduates of this course may gain employment as an enterprise based WHS manager, coordinator and/or advisor. This qualification or specific units of competency may satisfy some requirements for WHS skilled and practising advisors. Persons seeking certification should check the requirements with certifying bodies.
Units Of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBHRM509A||MANAGE REHABILITATION OR RETURN-TO-WORK PROGRAMS||50|
|BSBWHS502A||MANAGE EFFECTIVE WHS CONSULTATION AND PARTICIPATION PROCESSES||40|
|BSBWHS503A||CONTRIBUTE TO THE SYSTEMATIC MANAGEMENT OF WHS RISK||40|
|BSBWHS504A||MANAGE WHS HAZARDS AND RISKS||50|
|BSBWHS505A||INVESTIGATE WHS INCIDENTS||50|
|BSBWHS506A||CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPING. IMPLEMENTING AND MAINTAINING WHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS||50|
|BSBWHS507A||CONTRIBUTE TO MANAGING WHS INFORMATION SYSTEMS||50|
|BSBWHS509A||FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF HAZARD-MANAGEMENT TOOLS||40|
|BSBWHS606A||CONDUCT A WHS AUDIT||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.