Diploma of Work Health and Safety

National Code: BSB51315
TAFE SA Code: TP00759


This program is for people who manage or maintain a work health and safety (WHS) program. TAFE SA WHS training provides you with the competence to deal with a variety of WHS situations.

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Up to 18 months 

Part Time

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In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
Full Fee
$1,147 - $1,173
$3,440 - $3,520

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • This course has more than one intake each Semester and you will commence at the next available intake.
    • This course is delivered online, supported by regular, optional web conferencing tutorials.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Work Health and Safety Coordinator.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315)
    This course covers effective WHS consultation and participation, systematic management of WHS risk, investigation incidents and WHS management systems. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems 50
    Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk 40
    Investigate WHS incidents 50
    Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes 40
    Manage WHS risks 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to implementing emergency procedures 40
    Contribute to managing WHS information systems 50
    Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs 50
    Manage WHS hazards associated with plant 60
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