Why would anyone do bsb51319 diploma of work health and safety? Why would anyone do bsb51319 diploma of work health and safety

Why would anyone do BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety?

This is a good question given the substantial step up in the scope and range of this qualification over the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. Bearing in mind generally speaking, a Certificate IV is ideal for when you are doing something and a Diploma is designed for when you are managing others that do.

It is like any progressive qualification, the further up the scale you go the less people actually hold it. I would think, at HBA we probably enrol 10 people in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety for every one that enrols in BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

If you consider the Governments Qualification Description you will note:

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety:

This qualification applies to individuals working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety:

This qualification reflects the role of individuals coordinating and maintaining the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. The qualification applies to supervisors and managers who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

The content and learning outcomes of the Diploma are considerably more complex and sophisticated than the Certificate IV thus you are best advised to only enrol if you have been exposed to WHS in the workplace and have had an involvement in the management activity.


The diploma has the following entry requirements:

All BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety core units or equivalent competencies. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to the following units which have been mapped as equivalent.

  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response.

If you want to discuss how HBA Learning Centres can help you obtain this high level qualification send an email to [email protected]