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Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Provided by  Open Colleges

Course Overview

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Help identify risks in the workplace as well and learn valuable administration skills with this online, nationally recognised Diploma course in Work Health and Safety.

An overview of Work Health and Safety

National Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws now replace what was previously called Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws governed by the state. These new national regulations aim to provide protection and consistency to workers.

New legislation for a new world

The diversity of australian job roles and locations has grown significantly over the years, such as working from home as well as the popularity of freelancers, contractors and volunteers. The Diploma of Work Health and Safety was developed to incorporate these changes.

Whats covered in the course

You'll develop the skills to recognise and evaluate health and safety hazards and to administer various safety functions.

Be involved in the planning and creation of policies and processes to communicate with personnel at different levels of the organisations you're advising and help everyday Australians in the process.

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

Course Quick Look

Awarded By:
Open Colleges
Study Mode:
Maximum 18 months
Nationally Recognised:


Module 1: Establishing WHS Roles & Responsibilities

Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

  • Identify the requirements for WHS consultation and participation
  • Review existing WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Develop WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Implement WHS consultation and participation arrangements
  • Monitor and evaluate WHS consultation and participation processes

Module 2: Building and Maintaining WHS Infrastructure

Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

  • Contribute to development and implementation of a WHSMS
  • Contribute to the development of WHS policy and commitment to the WHSMS
  • Contribute to the development of the WHS plan
  • Contribute to the implementation of the WHS plan
  • Contribute to the measurement and evaluation of WHS performance
  • Contribute to the review and improvement of the WHSMS

Module 3: Effective WHS Risk Management

Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

  • Access information and data to contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • Contribute to effective consultation and participation during all stages of risk management
  • Contribute to establishing the context for risk management
  • Contribute to risk assessment
  • Contribute to risk treatment
  • Contribute to monitoring, reviewing and recording risk management process

Manage WHS risks

  • Access information and data on WHS hazards and risk management
  • Prepare to manage WHS risks
  • Develop and implement WHS risk-management processes

Module 4: Dealing with WHS Incidents

Investigate WHS incidents

  • Ensure initial responses to the incident are carried out according to requirements
  • Develop an investigation plan
  • Collect information and data
  • Analyse information and data gathered to identify immediate and underlying causes and practical prevention measures
  • Compile and communicate investigation report

Module 5: Managing WHS information systems

Contribute to managing WHS information systems

  • Contribute to identifying WHSIS requirements
  • Contribute to the use and operation of the WHSIS
  • Use the WHSIS to support effective WHS management as required by job role
  • Assist with monitoring, evaluating and improving the WHSIS

Module 6: Rehabilitation and return to work programs

Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

  • Analyse claims
  • Establish rehabilitation/return to work program
  • Monitor/evaluate rehabilitation/ return to work program

Module 7: Emergency Procedures

Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

  • Identify potential emergencies
  • Identify options for initial response
  • Plan initial response procedures
  • Implement initial response procedures
  • Contribute to post-event activities
  • Monitor emergency response and address deficiencies

Module 8: Presenting WHS information

Make a presentation

  • Prepare a presentation
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Review the presentation

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