Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Course description

Work Health & Safety (WHS) is about ensuring safe and healthy working conditions, and pre-venting illness and injury in the workplace. This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who coordinate and maintain the WHS program within an organisation. Upon completion of the Diploma of Work Health and Safety, students will possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and be able to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and the work of others with safety responsibilities.

Entry requirements

Participants must have completed all core units of Cert IV in WHS or equivalent competencies.
Core units are:
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk assessment
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

Participants will require average literacy and computer skills for this course.

Units of Study


Lead WHS risk management


Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents


Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system


Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools


Manage WHS consultation and participation processes


Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant


Implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals


Manage WHS compliance of contractors


Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work


Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes

Assessment Methods

Written assessment activities for each unit are conducted plus two major assignments covering multiple units.


Expected committed time to the course will occur over six months to two years depending on individual situations. This includes; the independent self-paced work through workplace research and data collection, textbook study. The option for tutorials can be arranged.

Training with Mentor

Mentor Human Resources Pty Ltd is a NVR Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 21808), registered to provide Nationally recognised accredited and customised awareness training.

What are the benefits of training?
- Nationally recognised
- Knowledge that training meets national standards
- Access to recognition of prior learning (RPL)
- Enhanced career prospects
- Opportunities for articulation into further training
- Improved skills and knowledge necessary in today’s competitive environment


Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.
For eligible individuals, Mentor HR training courses are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for government subsidised training.

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