Offering Info

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

  • National Course Code: BSB51319
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB51319-01V02-22ORA-102

Location – Any Location (Thu morning classes)


Part Time


Virtual classroom off campus

Course Start Date

13 Oct 2022

Study Commitment

3 Hours per week


1.5 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Work Health and Safety gives you the advanced skills and knowledge needed to become an occupational health and safety manager. Refine your existing WHS capabilities, promote safe work practices and created a trusted work environment in a rewarding career.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Leadership and management
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical and investigative skills
  • Empathy to lead through change


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level

Career opportunities:

  • Occupational health and safety officer or manager
  • Work health and safety advisor or manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Health and safety practitioner/consultant


Expand your opportunities with these further study options:

  • Bachelorof Businesswith TAFE NSW Degrees

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • Evidence, such as an academic transcript, that you have successfully completed 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

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time, virtual classroom course. You must attend approximately 3 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 8.5 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 18 months.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 9.00am to 12.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
UOS VSL-BSB51319-22ORA-107 UOS VSL-BSB51319 13 Oct 2022 13 Jan 2023 07 Nov 2022 $475.00
UOS VSL-BSB51319-23ORA-107 UOS VSL-BSB51319 16 Jan 2023 14 Apr 2023 06 Feb 2023 $475.00
UOS VSL-BSB51319-23ORA-108 UOS VSL-BSB51319 17 Apr 2023 14 Jul 2023 05 Jun 2023 $475.00
UOS VSL-BSB51319-23ORA-109 UOS VSL-BSB51319 17 Jul 2023 13 Oct 2023 07 Aug 2023 $475.00
UOS VSL-BSB51319-23ORA-110 UOS VSL-BSB51319 16 Oct 2023 12 Jan 2024 06 Nov 2023 $475.00
UOS VSL-BSB51319-24ORA-107 UOS VSL-BSB51319 15 Jan 2024 15 Apr 2024 05 Feb 2024 $475.00

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS516 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation's WHS management system
BSBWHS519 Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
BSBWHS522 Manage WHS consultation and participation processes
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement
BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system
BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant
BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Any location
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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