BSB60615 – Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety




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. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies.  Their knowledge base may be specialised or broad.  These individuals are often accountable for group outcomes.  Distance learning and Recognition of Prior Learning is offered with this course.

Who Is The Course Intended For?:

The Advanced Diploma of WHS is suitable for:

  • Workers who are within a Human Resource Management role wishing to gain further specialised knowledge in WHS.
  • Workers who have managerial responsibilities within their organisation wishing to learn more about WHS functions.
  • Participants working within a WHS Consultancy role, wishing to formalise their work experience with a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

Pathways into the Qualification:

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at advanced diploma level, including:

  • After achieving the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety or other relevant  qualification/s OR
  • Providing evidence of competency in the majority of units required from the BSB51315 Diploma of WHS or other relevant qualification/s OR
  • With extensive vocational experience in planning, implementing and evaluating their own work but without formal WHS/OHS qualifications.

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • WHS/OHS Manager
  • WHS/OHS Practitioner
  • Senior WHS/OHS Officer.

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Considerations

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Qualification Rules:

Total number of units = 8

5 core units plus

3 elective units of which:

  • up to 3 units may be from the elective units below
  • up to 2 units may be from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level or, if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from a Diploma.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet industry needs.

Core Units

  • BSBWHS601 Apply legislative frameworks for WHS
  • BSBWHS602 Facilitate WHS activities
  • BSBWHS603 Implement WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS604 Evaluate the WHS performance of organisations
  • BSBWHS605 Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems

Elective Units

  • BSBINN601 Manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement OR
  • CHCORG501B Facilitate workplace change and innovation
  • BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBWHS606 Conduct WHS audits
  • BSBWHS607 Apply ergonomics to manage WHS hazards and risks
  • BSBWHS608 Assist with applying occupational hygiene to manage WHS hazards and risks
  • BSBWHS609 Advise on the application of safe design principles to control WHS risks

Nominal Hours (Duration):

360 Hours


To enrol in this qualification please complete the enrolment form and return to Health Services International.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Current Competency (RPL/RCC):

If you wish to seek RPL/RCC for any or all UOC please download the RPL Documents, complete and return to Health Services International.

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