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This Diploma qualification takes OHS/WHS practitioners to the next level of knowledge and skill in coordinating and maintaining the OHS/WHS program in their organisation.

Who will benefit

OHS/WHS managers, officers and practitioners wanting to expand their influence and expertise at implementing and maintaining safety systems.

Key topics

  • Safety management systems
  • Consultation and engagement
  • Behaviour based safety
  • Hazard and risk management tools
  • Investigating safety incidents.


Participants must hold all core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies.

Equivalence is determined through a combination of questions, submission of a current CV and Third Party Report before attending any training programs (an additional fee of $570 for Non Member and $515 for Corporate/Professional Member will apply).

Please contact Assessment Services for details on how your current skills and work experience can be evaluated to meet the entry requirements.

Core units from BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety:

  • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

What is required to gain the qualification

Attendance on the training program/s and successful completion of the assessment requirements. Assessment consists of set workplace tasks/assignments for each of the clustered units. Underpinning knowledge questions and third-party reports will also supplement the assessment approach.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the training and assessment requirements of the qualification. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge and their ability to attend the training programs.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the monthly Free Qualification Support Workshops while completing the assessment requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all or part of this qualification.  Please refer to the Enrolment Kit for details or the document located under Related Information on the RPL process.

Plan your training

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment and LLN questionnaires
  4. Email the questionnaires along with the application form (and RPL application if applicable) to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below
  6. Attend training and complete the assessment requirements.

More information on each program can be found by clicking on the program in the table below. Bookings can be made on-line or by contacting Client Services at aimwa@aimwa.com.



7 days in total, face-to-face

Non Member
Professional Member
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus
Corporate Silver
Corporate Gold / Regional

9 units of competency

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Related Information


Book on your choice of dates in the 3 programs listed in the table. Programs can be attended in any order (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

Program Name Relationship to Competency Standards Duration
Shaping your Organisational WHS Culture (348)
15 Apr 1907 Oct 19
3 days
Implementing Safety Risk Management (349)
21 Mar 1905 Aug 19
2 days
Preventing and Responding to WHS Incidents (320)
24 Jun 1914 Nov 19
2 days
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