Diploma WHS BSB51315

Diploma WHS BSB51315

The Diploma in Work Health and Safety reflects the requirements for effective and accurate management of safety in a modern workplace.  It is an invaluable qualification in order to effectively provide due diligence in the discharge of duty of care.

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.

Assessment Overview

A fully mentored recognition of prior learning (RPL) process means you have access to an assessor who is an industry expert. Your assessor will guide you through the process and give you full support until you have gathered the required evidence.

RPL recognises the skills, knowledge and experience acquired training, work or life experience, internal training courses, professional development and can even extend to hobbies and charity work related to project management.

Evidence Required

Work History, documentation relating to projects you have managed, evidence requirements will be discussed with your BEST Assessor and can be tailored to your particular industry.


  • BSBWHS502 Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • BSBWHS504 Manage WHS risks
  • BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS507 Contribute to managing WHS information systems
  • BSBWHS508 Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • BSBWHS509 Facilitate the development and use of WHS risk management tools
  • BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

One unit from Cert IV, Diploma level or Advanced Diploma level may be considered as an elective on request. Contact BEST administration for clarification.

Entry Requirements

All core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:

  • 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

Contact BEST administration for clarification on entry requirements and pathways into the qualification.

How much does it cost?

$1800.00  – No upfront fees are required prior to being accepted as eligible for RPL.