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:
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

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

Units of Study


Manage effective WHS consultation and participation process


Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk


Manage WHS hazards and risks


Investigate WHS incidents


Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems


Contribute to managing WHS information systems


Manage WHS hazards associated with plant


Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives


Identify risk and apply risk management 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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