Promote safe practices in your workplace and take the lead in creating a trusted work environment. Advance your existing capabilities and learn how to motivate your team to make organisational change and achieve mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of WHS management systems
Manage risks and investigate incidents
Develop and use WHS risk management tools
Lead and manage organisational change
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Work on real-world projects in simulated work environments
Conduct a risk assessment of a real workplace
Plan, conduct and report on WHS investigations
Develop strategies to resolve WHS issues and risks
Research, analyse and interpret workplace WHS policies, state and federal legislation
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Academic transcript showing successful completion of all core units (or equivalent competencies) in the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Already worked in a work health and safety (WHS) role and want to upskill
Strong computer literacy skills
The ability to research, evaluate and present a range of complex tasks
Efficient organisational and time management skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.
Other jobs include: occupational health and safety officer or manager, work health and safety advisor or manager, human resources manager and health and safety practitioner/consultant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 5 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
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