Course Description

Everybody understands the value of a healthy and safe workplace. The Australian government has now passed legislation to ensure all workplaces meet certain criteria – and it is work health and safety personnel that ensure that companies adhere to these guidelines.

What is Work Health and Safety?

National Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws have been developed to replace the existing state-based Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws. In Australia, the workplace is governed by national regulations which provide protection and consistency to workers.

The changing nature of Australian workplaces

The nature of work has changed over the years and job roles and places where work is done have become much more diverse. Working from home is now more common, as is the employment of freelancers, contactors and volunteers. The national WHS laws and the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety have been developed to reflect these changes.

What you’ll learn

This WHS online diploma course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to recognise and evaluate health and safety hazards and administer various safety functions. You’ll also learn how to plan and create policies and processes to effectively communicate with personnel at all levels of the organisation you’re advising.

Contribute to the implementation, review and improvement of work health and safety and add benefit to the quality of life of regular Australians, while potentially securing a fulfilling and wide-reaching role for yourself.

This WHS online course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Safety Training.

Potential career outcomes

  • HR Specialist (WHS)
  • Safety & Training Manager
  • Safety and Training Supervisor
  • Senior Work, Health & Safety Practitioner
  • State Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Work Health and Safety Officer