BSB51307 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who coordinate and maintain the OHS program within an organisation. Individuals would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and the work of others with safety responsibilities.
Senior OHS Officer.
Total number of units = 8
8 elective units
5 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below.
The remaining 3 elective units may be selected from the Group A or the Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.
Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
Group A units
BSBOHS501B Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS
BSBOHS502B Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems
BSBOHS503B Assist in the design and development of OHS participative arrangements
BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management
BSBOHS508B Participate in the investigation of incidents
Group B units
BSBOHS506B Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant
BSBOHS507B Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk
BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety or other relevant qualification/s
with extensive vocational experience in providing guidance to others in matters relating to occupational health and safety but without formal OHS qualifications
Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
Occupational Health and Safety Officer.
This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:
BSB60607 Advanced Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.
Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
Qualification Code and Title
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
consulting with internal and external stakeholders
determining appropriate format for occupational health and safety documentation
preparing statutory reports as required
questioning, clarifying and evaluating information
defining performance measures and working collaboratively with team members
supporting managers and team members
utilising participative arrangements to develop processes
analysing data and evaluating the effectiveness of systems
calculating resource requirements and acquiring them
dealing with barriers to the successful implementation of occupational health and safety systems
developing, implementing and monitoring contingency management strategies
identifying hazards, assessing and controlling risk through appropriate control measures
solving complex and non-routine difficulties
using a variety of problem solving and decision making strategies
Initiative and enterprise
integrating occupational health and safety into other functional areas and management systems
responding to new and changing circumstances and implementing improvements to occupational health and safety management, information and data systems
Planning and organising
collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems
developing systems that are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances
planning and managing resource acquisition and deployment within budgetary constraints
ensuring work practices are ethical and performed professionally at all times
managing own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies
taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational polices and procedures are followed
counselling staff as required on skill development requirements
monitoring and facilitating occupational health and training programs
providing learning and development opportunities
using risk analysis tools and tools for occupational health and safety research
using software systems to create occupational health and safety documents, flowcharts, schedules and graphs
using technology to assist the management of information and to assist the planning process