Diploma of Work Health and Safety


Direct and advise on best practice WHS

Become a qualified Work Health & Safety Officer.

Are you the designated WHS officer?

We understand that as a work health and safety officer, you have an important responsibility when it comes to the safety of yourself and others at work. By undertaking this nationally accredited BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification, you’ll receive specialised training that will see you confidently manage the WH&S program in your organisation.

This work health and safety course will provide you with the skills and in-depth understanding to ensure your workplace and the staff within it possess adequate knowledge when it comes to maintaining a safe and happy working environment. You’ll gain the knowledge and skill required to develop, implement, and maintain WHS management systems.

Become a nationally accredited and qualified Work Health and Safety professional today with Foundation Training Australia.

Why Bother?

  • Confidently manage the WHS responsibilities in your company
  • Pave your way with a nationally recognised qualification for greater career opportunities
  • Mentorship from highly qualified Trainers
  • Flexible study options available – earn while you learn
  • We come to you

Job Prospects

Work Health and Safety Inspector
Work Health and Safety Manager
Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

Study Mode

Self-paced Online Learning

Next Intake

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My advice would be to go to Foundation Training Australia. I’ve worked all over Australia and done a lot of Training through other providers and haven’t come across a Trainer so skilled and professional as Grant is.”

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This work health and safety course looks to develop the complete WHS professional. It is ideal for those currently working in Work, Health and Safety roles and are looking to take the next step.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.


Studying online has never felt sociable! Get regular support from your trainer and learning engagement officer while you study, where you want and when you want.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 5 core units and 5 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

*Entry Requirement Units (To Have Been Completed Prior)

Core Units (5)

  • 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

Suggested Elective Units (5)

  • 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
  • BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence

Entry Required Units (5)

  • 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 management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response.

Ensuring your staff have the practical skills in Business is critical to maximising the potential of your team. Our scope of Business qualifications provides foundation-level skills through to advanced and specialised skills in project management and business operations. Plus, with online learning being so accessible, you can ensure your workforce is skilled and competent in-line with your business goals.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers have worked in business, of all levels, their entire career. They are industry experts here to support success of every student.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • This course aims to build understanding of the entire business from financial budgets to marketing and operations. Your staff will better understand the intricacies involved in running a successful business.
  • Work Health and Safety Inspector
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Between 12 – 24 months depending on your current experience and skills
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply
  • Fee for service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required
  • CSQ
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Higher Level Skills General Program 2020/21 Contract)
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Apprentice Advance+ Higher Level Skills Program 2020/21 Contract)

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online or via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in WHS, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This work, healthy & safety course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.