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Diploma Units

Diploma Units

Diploma Units

To complete the Diploma course, all eight units must be passed.


Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS enables participation in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OSH in the workplace. It includes strategies, policies and procedures necessary to systematically manage OHS and its evaluation to ensure that the workplace is, as far as practicable, safe and without risk to the health of employees and others.


Participate in the management of OHS information and data systems assists in providing necessary information and performance data (including technical and legal information) to inform management and other stakeholders of OHS issues. Its also enables graduates to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of OHS management. This involves accessing and providing OHS information, collecting, collating and analysing data, and ensuring that this information and data is distributed throughout the workplace.


Assist in the design and development of OHS participative arrangements encourages consultative design, development, implementation, monitoring and reviewing practices with employees and others in OHS activity and decision making. The unit also takes into account the responsibilities for managing OHS, as well as participative consultation and communication processes within an organisation or business unit.


Apply principles of OHS risk management, provides a generic approach to identifying hazards and assessing and controlling OHS risks. It addresses the underlying knowledge and skills required to provide a systematic approach to hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control. The emphasis is on eliminating risk or, where this is not possible, minimising risk. The unit provides a knowledge base for the hazard-specific competencies in BSBOHS505A Manage hazards in the work environment, and BSBOHS506A Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant.


Manage hazards in the work environment, enables the identification of hazards, and the assessment and control of risks in the work environment. It focuses on the nowledge, processes and techniques necessary to control specific hazards. Hazards may include noise, light, radiation, hazardous substances, dangerous goods, dusts and fibres, gravity (falls from heights), thermal environment, biomechanical hazards, manual handling, biological or psychosocial hazards or hazards arising from work organisation.This unit is linked to, but differs from BSBOHS504A Apply principles of OHS risk management, which takes a generic approach to risk management and provides underpinning knowledge and skills.


Monitor and Facilitate the Management of Hazards Associated with Plant Assists parties in meeting occupational health and safety obligations in relation to workplace plant and equipment. These obligations are based upon the National Standard for Plant, which is the foundation for occupational health and safety legislation in all states and territories in Australia.


Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risks, helps candidates facilitate the application of OHS principles to control risk in the workplace.


Participate in the investigation of incidents, promotes participation in the planning, conduct and reporting of incidents that may result in, or have the potential to result in the injury of people or damage to property and equipment.

To find out more or to enrol in the Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, contact the Learning and Development Coordinator on 1800 816 459 or email

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