BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

National Code and name: BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety
Nationally Recognised TrainingYes
Fees: Eligible students can access Smart and Skilled funding from 1 July 2024
Government funding
Yes Smart and Skilled funding available from 1 July 2024
Traineeships: No, this course is unavailable as a traineeship with NTM
Mode of study: Virtual training via online Teams platform with a teacher and other students

Promote safe practices and build trust within your team, minimising risks and fostering a secure work environment. Learn how to motivate your team to embrace positive change, leading to a more efficient and successful workplace. Discover strategies to promote mental, physical, and emotional well-being for yourself and your team, fostering a happier and healthier workplace.

What is the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals coordinating and maintaining the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. The qualification applies to supervisors and managers who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

Are there any licensing requirements?

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

What kind of careers and work could I do?

Job roles associated with this qualification could include:

  • WHS practitioner
  • Safety inspector
  • Occupational health and safety officer or manager
  • Work health and safety advisor or manager
  • Human resources manager and
  • Health and safety practitioner/consultant

Visit Labour Market Insights for more information on types of careers, job prospects, pathways, skills and knowledge, and work environments. Completing this qualification does not guarantee a job.

What are the entry requirements and entry recommendations for BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety?

Entry requirements for this course are the five BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety core units or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent. At the time of enrolment, you will have to provide an Academic transcript showing successful completion of the following:

BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

In addition, we strongly recommend you meet the following requirements:

1. Be in a current WHS job role or have been in one recently and want to upskill.
2. Have capable digital literacy skills, including using a range of Microsoft products, such as Word, researching online, and navigating the Internet. Your teacher will provide support in using Microsoft products during your course.
3. Possess strong English communication and presentation skills.
4. Own or have access to a Windows 11 (which we highly recommend) or the latest Mac OS (Operating System) laptop for use in class. We will provide you access to the free education version of Office 365 (such as Word and PowerPoint, so you do not need to buy a subscription) and reliable internet at home or work.

What days do you run the course?

The BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety is run one evening per week over 40 weeks, which is two semesters. Classes normally run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Classes are delivered virtually via our online platform with a real teacher and other students. The BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety is currently only offered in part-time evening mode. However, students who cannot attend the classes, or who need to fast-track their study, can enrol as a flexible student. This allows you to collaborate with your trainer to personalise your learning journey by choosing the study method that best suits your schedule.

Why is the course so popular?

This course equips employers and employees to stay safe at work, reducing the risk of injuries and illnesses. This translates to a healthier workforce and lower costs for businesses. Holding this qualification demonstrates a commitment to safety and could potentially act as a career booster or open up new job opportunities. Work health and safety is part of all businesses and this qualification can be used across a wide range of industries.

If I have previous work or life experience, how do I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning?

At NTM, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or a credit transfer. If you receive RPL, you may get your qualification faster. See our Learner Handbook for more information on RPL. You can apply for RPL at any time, both at the time of enrolment and during your first class. Your trainer will explain RPL and how to apply.

2024 BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety Locations

Virtual | Term 3 2024  | Part-time Evening | Virtual via online platform | Tuesday

Day: Tuesday
Mode: Virtual classroom via online platform with a real teacher and other students
Pattern: 1 evening per week for 12 months
Training: 40 Sessions
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
First Training Session: 23 July 2024
Holidays: No classes over school holidays, we follow the NSW public school holidays
Last Training Session: 1 July 2025
Availability: ENROLMENTS ARE NOW OPEN! There are 8 spots available.
Duration: 12 months

Where can I study, and what locations are available?

We have two state-of-the-art training facilities located in NSW and our virtual campus. Our headquarters are situated on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, and the Western Sydney Training Centre is in the heart of Western Sydney:

Virtual campus – online class with a real teacher and other students using Teams.
Illawarra – Kiama campus: Level 1, 47 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533 – this campus is located in Regional NSW
Western Sydney – Minchinbury campus; The M Centre, Suite 51, 40 Sterling Road Minchinbury NSW 2770, this campus is located in the Greater Sydney area.Kiama | Illawarram| National Training Masters

How is the course delivered?

This course is run virtually using our online platform, Microsoft Teams. You will have an actual teacher and other students in a virtual classroom environment. At NTM, there is a combination of virtual training that is scheduled with additional assessments to complete at home or work. You will have up to 12 months to complete the course.

Do I have to attend every class, and how much work is required for the course?

Although this course is delivered virtually, it is highly demanding in terms of content and assessments and your trainer has structured it so that attending every training session will give you the most benefit. When deciding to enrol in the course, you should organise your life and work schedules to attend all sessions. You must undertake further research and complete assessments as part of the qualification.

What are the units I am required to complete?

The course consists of a combination of core and elective units. To achieve the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 units of competency, including 5 core and 5 elective units. At NTM, the course structure is:

Core units of competency – all 5 must be undertaken


BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
BSBWHS516 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system
BSBWHS519 Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
BSBWHS522 Manage WHS consultation and participation processes

Elective units of competency – the following 5 are the electives at NTM

BSBWHS514 Manage WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWHS518 Manage WHS hazards associated with maintenance and use of plant
BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

How much is the course?

Smart and Skilled

This course is government-subsidised, and you may be eligible under the NSW Government Smart and Skilled program if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident, live or work in NSW, are over 15, and no longer at school. Smart and Skilled funding will be available from 1 July 2024.

How much is the course?

The BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification is available under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled funding from 1 July 2024. Prices depend on whether it is your first or subsequent qualification or if you are eligible for an exemption. In 2024 the fees are:

$0 Fee Exemption *
 first qualification
$2,850 second qualification
$3,350 non NSW resident/no Smart and Skilled funding
  Fee for service (non-subsidised full price)

* You may be eligible for an exemption, which means that you do not have to pay anything for the course if you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. If you have a disability, health, chronic medical or mental health condition you may also be entitled to an exemption upon producing evidence such as a doctor’s letter.

Payment plans are available at no cost, and we do not use Ezy Pay or other interest- and fee-bearing payment plans. See our Learner Handbook for more details on how payment plans work. To secure a place in the course, you must pay a $500 deposit. PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT MORE THAN $1500 IN PREPAID FEES. If you wish to commence a payment plan, please indicate this selection on your application form when prompted. Students are encouraged to request a payment plan at the time of application. However, these can be entered into later, should circumstances change. Payment by direct deposit is preferred. We do not accept cash or cheques. Certificates and/or Statements of Attainment will not be issued before fully paying all fees. See our policies for payments, refunds and consumer protection.

Contact our office 1300 653 501 for more information or email: [email protected]

How interactive and practical is the course?

All course material is included in the price, including electronic resources with all the training and assessment resources. This course is practical, interactive and with sufficient time to complete all your assessments. There are interesting readings and practical assessments to be completed at home or at work. There will also be written assessments, projects and case studies related to work health and safety activities.

What are the pathways to further study and university?

Graduates have several pathway options after successfully completing the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety. NTM does not offer the following pathway; contact our Career Development Practitioner for free career advice:

1 Entry into BSB60619 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Please note that the five core units of BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, or equivalent competencies, are pre-requisites for entry into BSB60619 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

How long does the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety take?

The amount of training or volume of learning, allocated for the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety qualification is based on the prior experience of each student. Those students with a lot of relevant prior or current experience may be able to complete the qualification in a shorter time frame. Students should expect a duration between twelve and twenty-four months to meet the requirements of BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, which is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators for a Diploma qualification.

The learning volume for a diploma is typically twelve months to two years, or between 1200-2400 hours. At NTM, you will attend 40 sessions of 2 hours per evening of virtual online training over two semesters. In addition, you can expect to undertake around 22 hours per week of reading, completing assessments and lesson preparation. If you work in a health and safety-related job, much of this additional work, including assessments, can be done in the workplace. Remember that every learner is different, so you may do fewer hours, or you may need more time. For example, if your typing and reading speed is not as fast as other learners, you will spend more time on the course each week.

What learning platform does NTM use?

Our Learning Management System (LMS) is Microsoft Teams. As a student at NTM, you will have your own FREE Microsoft 365 account, giving you access to all popular products, including Teams, Word, and PowerPoint. For the duration of your course, we will provide you with an educational Microsoft account, giving FREE access to the Office 365 product family. As you will have your own account, this will save you from purchasing the Office 365 suite or a subscription. If you already have your own subscription to Office 365 or are planning on purchasing Office, remember you will get all the Office products for FREE when you enrol.

I would like to discuss the course before I enrol

Please call our learning consultants on 1300 653 501 to discuss the course. At NTM, we are committed to enhancing your learning potential by providing a range of services. Contact our office if you would like to speak to a qualified Career Development Practitioner before enrolling or to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) about your previous qualifications or workplace training experience.

We want to support you through the entire learning journey, from enrolment to completion. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing and completing your course. Our Learner Handbook outlines these services, at no extra cost to you:

  • Career Development and Counselling service
  • Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (LLND) support
  • Aboriginal Education Support
  • Online library of learning resources

Do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

From 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling in a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, you can get one quickly and at no cost at A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

How do I enrol?

Enrolling is easy; follow these two steps:

1. Download and complete the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety application pack here: BSB51319 DIP WHS-Application-Pack -Term-3 2024

2. Please email your application pack to [email protected] – If you have any questions or would like to speak to a consultant, please call: 1300 653 501

We are a 100% Australian-owned and operated company. Our head office is in beautiful Kiama on the South Coast of NSW. When you call NTM, you will speak to a real local person, not an overseas call centre. All our teachers are located in Australia and have local qualifications, experience, and training.