Diploma of Work Health & Safety


  • Course Code BSB51315
  • Duration 26 weeks (22 weeks of study, 4 weeks of holidays)
  • Location Perth Campus
  • Timetable Thursday and Friday (8.45 am—5.00 pm)
  • Self Directed Study 4-6 hours
  • Next Intake Date Monthly

Course Outline

This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation. It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

Employment Opportunities:

When you graduate from this course, the job role titles you could apply for vary across different industry sectors, but include:

  • WHS Manager
  • WHS Practitioner Senior
  • WHS Officer

*Please note all WAIFS courses are offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

** This course can be assessed via RPL, distance learning and online assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    –    IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent) AND

    –    *All core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies.

    *Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent:

    • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
    • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
    • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
    • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
    • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

  • Pathways/Articulation

    After achieving the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you may undertake a range of other Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications and may receive exemptions from some subjects. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to continue your studies at an Australian university and may be able to apply for advanced standing in the degree course of your choice. The level of articulation may vary between universities, so you are advised to apply to the universities of your choice well in advance of completion of your qualification at WAIFS.

  • International Fees

    Tuition Fee: $4,950.00

    Materials Fee: $300.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees quoted are in AUS Dollars.

  • Domestic Fees

    Tuition Fee: $4,250.00

    Materials Fee: $300.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees quoted are in AUS Dollars.