Advanced 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 course is designed for people in a specific WHS role at a senior level.
The course reflects the role of individuals who analyse, design and execute judgments using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies. This knowledge base may be specialised or broad. People in these roles are often accountable for group outcomes.

Entry requirements

Participants must have completed all core units of the Diploma of WHS or equivalent competencies.
Core units are;
BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic manage of WHS risk
BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risk
BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management stystems

Participants will require above average literacy skills for this course.

Units of Study


Apply legislative frameworks for WHS


Facilitate WHS activities


Implement WHS risk management


Evaluate the WHS performance of organisations


Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems


Conduct a WHS audit


Manage WHS hazards associated with plant


Undertake project work

Assessment Methods

Written learning activities are conducted throughout each unit including collected workplace portfolio documentation when possible. Final assessment will be conducted for each unit to confirm competency.


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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