Advanced Diploma of Government (Occupational Health Safety)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of occupational health and safety practitioner managers in the public sector. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, Electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


15 units of competency are required including:

6 core units

9 elective units

Choose 9 elective units from the list below

6 units from Group A

3 units from Group B, or from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package, or from an Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Diploma level may be used.

Core Units

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Maintain and enhance confidence in public service

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Apply government systems

add topic PSPGOV602B

Establish and maintain strategic networks

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Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector

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Manage diversity

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Manage policy implementation

Elective Units Group A

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Develop a systematic approach to managing OHS including OHS management systems (OHSMS)

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Develop OHS information and data analysis and reporting and recording processes

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Analyse and evaluate OHS risk

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Apply ergonomic principles to control OHS risk

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Apply occupational hygiene principles to control OHS risk

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Develop and implement crisis management processes

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Advise on application of safe design to control OHS risk

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Conduct an OHS audit

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Evaluate an organisation's OHS performance

Elective Units Group B

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Develop a business case

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Formulate business strategies

add topic PSPPROC604B

Plan for strategic procurement

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Manage strategic contracts


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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