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BSB60619

Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Are you interested in earning the BSB60619 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? Are you in a role of responsibility? You may be eligible to receive this qualification based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.

Have you had experience in:

  • Applying legislative frameworks for WHS?
  • Facilitating WHS activities?
  • Implementing WHS risk management?
  • Evaluating the WHS performance of organisations?
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems?

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification by calling us on 1300 793 002, or through the Get Started button above.

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.

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