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What is the
Advanced Diploma
of Work Health and Safety about?

To enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you must hold all the core units from Diploma of Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies.

There are eight units of competency in the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety, of which there are five core units of competency (mandatory units) and three elective units of competency.

The core units cover these areas in WHS management:

  • You are applying legislative frameworks for Work Health and Safety (which by necessity involves interpreting legislation and determining how that works in practice)
  • WHS management systems are developed, implemented and maintained on an ongoing basis
  • Coordinating and facilitating WHS activities, giving strategic consideration to consulting and gaining buy-in from stakeholders and other WHS professionals
  • Implementing risk management strategies addressing WHS risks
  • Evaluating the overall performance of organisations in Work Health and Safety

If you are operating at an Advanced Diploma level, you will have these key responsibilities of a WHS leader at a strategic level (mirroring the core units of the Advanced Diploma):

  • Creating the WHS framework for the organisation
  • Strategic planning and management
  • Guiding best practice
  • Expect leadership abilities

In addition to roles that hold clearly focused WHS positions, you will also see professionals in these fields gaining Advanced Diplomas of Work Health and Safety:

  • WHS Consultants who come into an organisation to offer WHS advice and who need to have their skills and knowledge independently verified
  • Human Resource Management specialists who are building or reflecting their specialised knowledge in WHS.
  • Upper management who need to understand more about WHS responsibilities and work closely with WHS divisions

Examples of Position Titles relevant to Advanced Diploma level work:

  • WHS Practitioner
  • HR Practitioner
  • WHS Manager
  • HSE Manager
  • Senior HSE Advisor
  • Work Health and Safety Auditor
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Specialist
  • Senior Consultant – WHS and Risk Management

Work Health and Safety Industry

WHS roles within any organisation are of primary importance since work health and safety impacts both the productivity and welfare of every individual. With the WHS industry in Australia forecast to grow 20% by 2020, and with an average annual salary of just over $100,000, it’s definitely full of career opportunities.

Organisations are also becoming increasingly aware of their legislative obligations surrounding duty of care and due diligence. This awareness has resulted in many new and exciting (and lucrative) career opportunities within the WHS sector.

You will find a lot more information in our WHS Industry Report.

Case Studies

Wondering how others have used a Diploma of Work Health and Safety to get ahead in their careers?
Jeremy

Jeremy

Jeremy literally worked his way from the bottom to the top of the mining industry. So it was no surprise that he was eligible for a variety of qualifications through RPL. One of which was an Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety which he needed in order to move into a position as Operations Manager. Read the rest of his story.


Ken

Ken

After 30 years of Military service, Ken was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and had to be medically discharged. Ken was able to convert his service into an Advanced Diploma in Work Health and Safety, which helped him to secure civilian employment at a management level, and also achieve a better quality of life for himself and his family. Read the rest of his story

More Information About Qualification,
Fees and The Recognition of Prior Learning Process

Fees and Payment

Fees and Payment

The fees for this qualification are as follows:

Qualification through RPL: $1995

We have a range of payment options available for you including: Bank Transfer, Credit Card, Instalment Payment Plans and Finance Options. Find out more here.

RPL Process

RPL Process

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a process through which the experience, skills and knowledge that you already have can be converted to nationally recognised qualifications.

Getting qualifications through RPL means that you don't have to sit in a classroom and learn about things that you already know. You can just show evidence that you've covered it in your job.

You may need official qualifications (that piece of paper!) to meet government regulations for certain jobs, or to progress into higher-paying roles.

Experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.

How does the RPL process work?

  1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report
  2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
  3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!

Let's step this out a bit more:

Step 1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report.
The RPL process begins with a conversation with one of our Skills Recognition Advisors.

  • You tell us what you're looking for and where you want to go
  • You provide a few easily accessible documents
  • You'll be sent a report within 48 hours. This will include a breakdown of costs involved and lists the qualifications:
    • you could be eligible for right now;
    • you could be eligible for if you are able to provide some further evidence (and we'll share with you what the gaps are and the evidence we'd need); or
    • if training would be your best option. We don't offer the training so we'll give you some information about how to locate a training organisation who delivers what you are looking for.

This is cost-free and obligation-free.

Step 2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence.
You can make an informed decision about which qualifications are best for you and your career. Once this is confirmed, we can complete the process.

  • We tell you exactly what evidence we need to establish your competency in the units that make up a qualification
  • You provide your evidence, then you can sit back and relax!
  • We match the evidence to the units. This is called mapping. Other providers may get you to do this yourself.

Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.

  • To save you time, we submit all the paperwork to the government for you. This formalises your qualifications.
  • You receive your qualifications though both email and post, within 14 days. Or, with our VIP Fast-Track Service, you can have them in just 7 days.
Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Are RPL qualifications nationally recognised? Yes.

Churchill Education is a registered training organisation, RTO:31430. This means that we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Government regulatory body for the VET sector.

The qualifications that we offer are nationally recognised, and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accordingly, they’re exactly the same as those granted by other educational institutions such as TAFE.

Subjects

Subjects

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be comprised of through Recognition of Prior Learning.

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