Course detail

National code
Nationally recognised – meets AQF standards
Awarded by
LMIT (RTO 31966)
Study mode
Study load
(eg 8hrs a week/1 unit p/mth)
Up to 12 months
Start date
Enrol anytime
Payment options
– 10-month payment plan
– upfront payment
– credit card, bank deposit, cheque.

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RTO No. 31966


The Diploma of Work Health and Safety (Workplace Health and Safety) is ideal if you have had experience in WHS management or have been an WHS Officer and looking to progress your career as a Safety Manager.

This qualification provides you with the essential knowledge and skills to coordinate, manage and maintain the WHS program within an organisation.


What will be my job title when I finish?

After successfully completing the Diploma of Work Health and Safety (Workplace Health and Safety), you will have the Qualification allowing you to work in any industry as a:

WHS Manager
WHS Practitioner
Senior WHS Officer


What is the course structure?

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety includes Nine (9) units.
Please refer to the table below for the units of competency and learning outcomes for the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.


Core units

Unit of competency Learning outcomes
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.
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 the risk-management process.
  • Contribute to establishing the context for risk management.
Manage WHS hazards and risks
  • Access information and data on WHS hazards and risks.
  • Prepare to manage WHS hazards and risks.
  • Develop and implement WHS hazard and risk management processes.
Investigate WHS incidents
  • Ensure initial responses to the incident are properly carried out.
  • 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.
Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • Promote the implementation of the 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.

Elective units - group A

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
Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • Comply with WHS legislation as it applies to plant
  • Ensure organisational policies, procedures, processes and systems incorporate management of hazards associated with plant
  • Identify WHS hazards associated with plant
  • Assess WHS risks associated with plant
  • Control WHS risks associated with maintenance and continued safe use of plant
  • Advise on registration, licensing and certification issues associated with plant
Facilitate the development and use of hazard-management tools
  • Select and develop hazard-management tools
  • Facilitate the use of hazard-management tools
  • Communicate outcomes of use of hazard-management tools
  • Review use of hazard-management tools
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
Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • Contribute to scoping work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • Contribute to establishing work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • Contribute to ensuring work-related health and safety measures and initiatives comply with legislative requirements and obligations
  • Contribute to reviewing and evaluating work-related health and safety measures and initiatives.

Elective units - group B

Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
  • Assist with managing claims
  • Assist with planning for and implementing a successful rehabilitation or return-to-work program
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluating a rehabilitation or return-to-work program
Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
  • Assist with identifying existing contractor WHS arrangements
  • Assist with evaluating contractor WHS arrangements and making improvements as required

*Learning Guarantee

Line Management guarantees you will be successful in obtaining your qualification in the TWELVE (12) month timeframe or we will offer you a free THREE (3) month extension in which to complete your qualification. You must be deemed to be on track for completion in order to receive free THREE (3) month extension.


Online self-paced

Our courses are delivered online and are self-paced, allowing completion of your course in the comfort of your own home or office, giving you the convenience and flexibility to study when you wish. You will have access to all the user friendly learning resources you need to complete your course.

You will have a timeframe of TWELVE (12) months to complete your qualification from the date you enrol. When you enrol into your course with LMIT, your log on details and access to your course materials and assessment will be sent to you almost straight away, allowing you to begin your course.

Recognition Assessment

If you already have the skills and knowledge required for all or part of the Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you will be able to use our Recognition Assessment process. Let us know if you would like some additional information on this and we can organise for one of our trainers to give you a call!