Course Description

If you currently coordinate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) programs and systems within an organisation, this course will furnish you with the opportunity to grow your practical knowledge or further your career.

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 Diploma of Work Health and Safety Pathway have been developed to reflect these changes.

What you’ll learn

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety Pathway 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.

This 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