Qualification details

BSB51307 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Mar/2009

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by BSB51312 - Diploma of Work Health and SafetyTotal number of units increased from 8 to 9. BSB51307 used an elective only model, BSB51312 is a core plus elective model - NOT EQUIVALENT. 17/Dec/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBMGT502B - Manage people performanceManage people performance N/A
BSBMGT515A - Manage operational planManage operational plan N/A
BSBOHS501B - Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHSParticipate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS N/A
BSBOHS502B - Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systemsParticipate in the management of the OHS information and data systems N/A
BSBOHS503B - Assist in the design and development of OHS participative arrangementsAssist in the design and development of OHS participative arrangements N/A
BSBOHS504B - Apply principles of OHS risk managementApply principles of OHS risk management N/A
BSBOHS505C - Manage hazards in the work environmentManage hazards in the work environment N/A
BSBOHS506B - Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plantMonitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant N/A
BSBOHS507B - Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS riskFacilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk N/A
BSBOHS508B - Participate in the investigation of incidentsParticipate in the investigation of incidents N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312611 Safety Inspector 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Occupational Health & Safety 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Injury Rehabilitation Manager,Occupational Health and Safety Manager,WorkCover Inspector,Occupational Health and Safety Inspector,Occupational Health and Safety Manager (Public Sector) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312611 Safety Inspector 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 03/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2 

New release of this Qualification released with version 6 of BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

Outdated advice removed

Description

Descriptor 

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.

Job Roles 

  • OHS Manager
  • OHS Practitioner
  • Senior OHS Officer.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Entry requirements

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

OR

  • 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/Regulatory Information

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.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

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.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • 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

Teamwork

  • defining performance measures and working collaboratively with team members
  • supporting managers and team members
  • utilising participative arrangements to develop processes

Problem-solving

  • 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

Self-management

  • 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

Learning

  • counselling staff as required on skill development requirements
  • monitoring and facilitating occupational health and training programs
  • providing learning and development opportunities

Technology

  • 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

Packaging Rules

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.

Elective units 

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

BSBOHS505C Manage hazards in the work environment

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

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