Course detail

National code
Nationally recognised – meets AQF standards
Study mode
Face-to-face training
Study load
pre course work and
5 day workshop
5 days
Entry requirements
Payment options
– weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan
– upfront payment
– credit card, bank deposit, cheque, UnionPay.

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This course is approved by Centrelink for Austudy, Abstudy, Youth Allowance and Pensioner Education Supplement.


Diploma holders will be capable of self-directed application of gained knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques.

Students will participate in the development of strategic initiatives and take personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations and organising others. During the course students will be required to participate in teams both in routine work, planning and the evaluation of task activities. Group or team coordination may also be involved.

Upon successfully completing both the pre-course and in-course workbooks and be assessed competent students will receive their Diploma on day 5 of the course.

Event dates

Date Location
24 – 28 October 2016 Brisbane
3 – 7 April 2017 Brisbane

Target audience

This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the Work Health & Safety (WHS) program in an organisation.  It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-development skills in a variety of WHS contexts.

What will be my job title when I finish

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

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner
WHS Manager
WHS Practitioner
Senior WHS Officer.

Entry requirements

All core units in BSB41415 Cert IV WHS or equivalent competencies are required to be completed prior to entry into the Diploma.


Face to face 5 day workshop.

A minimum of 30 days prior to the first day of training each student will receive a USB with a variety of resources, reading and assessments materials. The workbooks are to be submitted to the trainer prior to the start of the course. It is expected you will need to allocate approximately 24 hours (80 questions) of accumulated study to complete this aspect of the course. The final qualification relies on successful completion of both in the pre-course and in-course workbooks.

In-course will be a 5-day facilitated workshop with 16 practial assessment activities using a simulated workplace, resolving issues and determining solutions to achieve all assessment requirements. During the course students will be required to participate in group activities. Group or team leadership and coordination may also be involved.

Upon the successfully completion of both the pre-course and in-course workbooks, students who have been assessed as competent will receive their Diploma on day 5 of the course.



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 *
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
PUAWER003B Manage and monitor workplace emergency procedures, equipment and other resources
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

Recognition of prior learning

If you have previous studies or work experience that is aligned to this qualification, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
Or if you are looking to upgrade your existing Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, we are able to assist you with recognition of prior learning.  Please contact us to discuss your options.

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Ken Golden

With over 20 years’ experience Ken is highly experienced and qualified in the field of Work Health and Safety. Ken expertly designs, develops and delivers public and in-house courses for LMIT. Ken keeps himself current with industry by regularly performing a range of WHS activities from WHSMS development and implementation, investigating incidents, workplace safety audits, SWMS, Test and Tag, emergency preparedness management and mentoring programs.

He has had a 33-year career with the Australian Regular Army and is a current Active Reservist – and holds appropriate Security Clearances. He does volunteer Pro Bono work as a Fire Safety Advisor for the Southport Sporting Shooters Association Pistol Club and Mentors to Dreamworld WHS Department.

What students say about Ken

A passion and commitment to safety that is infectious

Course exceeded my expectations and will played a key role in increasing my knowledge on legislation. The safety leadership aspect of the course made it exceptional and Ken’s delivery was the best, exceptional trainer.  

You are not just an excellent and highly skilled instructor—you’re also good and genuine dude, as well.

Delivers highly interactive and engaging training programs that make participants go “Is it that time already?”

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