Diploma of Government (Occupational Health & Safety)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of senior occupational health and safety practitioners 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.


11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

8 core units

3 elective units:

Choose 1 elective from the Group A elective list below.

Choose 2 elective units from the Group B elective list below or from elsewhere within this Training Package, or another endorsed Training Package, or 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 Certificate IV level may be used.

Core Units

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Promote the values and ethos of public service

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Develop client services

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Promote diversity

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Use complex workplace communication strategies

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Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

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Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS

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Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems

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Assist in the design and development of OHS participative arrangements

Group A electives

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Apply principles of OHS risk management

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Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

Group B electives

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Manage hazards in the work environment

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Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant

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Participate in the investigation of incidents

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Develop organisation policy

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Manage complex projects


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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