Qualification details

BSB60612 - Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 18/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced18/Dec/2012

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes BSB60607 - Advanced Diploma of Occupational Health and SafetyBSB60607 used an elective only model, BSB60612 uses core and elective model - NOT EQUIVALENT. 17/Dec/2012
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB60615 - Advanced Diploma of Work Health and SafetyUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency


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 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Financial Services,Advertising and Marketing,Retail Services,Education Administration,Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312611 Safety Inspector 06/May/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 06/May/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 06/May/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 18/Dec/2012 
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Modification History



Release 2

This version first released with BSB07 Business Services Training Package Version 8.0.

Elective unit BSBPMG510A Manage projects replaced with BSBPMG522A Undertake project work.

Release 1

This Qualification first released with BSB07 Business Training Package version 7.0.

Replaces but is not equivalent to BSB60607 Advanced Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.

BSB60607 used an elective only model, BSB60612 uses core and elective model.


This qualification is suitable for people who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program in one or more fields of work in an organisation, such as a WHS practitioner or HR practitioner. They may work under the guidance of an occupational health and safety professional.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates entering this qualification include experience in coordinating and maintaining a WHS program.

Note : This qualification or specific units of competency may satisfy some requirements for WHS skilled and practising advisors. Persons seeking certification should check the requirements with certifying bodies.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake further qualifications in the field of WHS.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

All core units in BSB51312 Diploma of Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:

  • BSBWHS502A Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS503A Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • BSBWHS504A Manage WHS hazards and risks
  • BSBWHS505A Investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS506A Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems.

Employability Skills Summary

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: 


  • identifying and implementing communication strategies using appropriate tools and methods
  • preparing reports and communications for a range of target groups
  • working effectively with legal advisors and others


  • collaborating with WHS/OHS and other professionals to develop and agree on scope of work to be undertaken, types of services required, and how the professionals will work with self and others
  • supporting everyone to do their best thinking and practice
  • using language appropriate to the work team and the task


  • applying knowledge of outcomes of risk assessment, WHS hazards and risk controls, and WHS legislation to select risk-treatment options
  • identifying areas for improvement
  • reviewing effectiveness of communication strategies and making changes to achieve required improvements

Initiative and enterprise

  • identifying changes, amendments and emerging issues in legislation relevant to the organisation
  • making observations of workplace tasks and interactions between people, their activities, equipment, environment and systems
  • recognising scope of WHS competencies of self and others

Planning and organising

  • developing a WHS plan
  • implementing and monitoring designated actions in plans
  • working with individuals and parties to produce a WHS plan that meets requirements and is appropriate to the organisation


  • developing and implementing an initial WHS review, as required, appropriate to own job role
  • fulfilling own WHS roles, functions and responsibilities and supporting others to fulfil their WHS roles, functions and responsibilities
  • managing own tasks within a timeframe
  • reviewing own effectiveness and that of others, and working with others to achieve required improvements


  • assisting with developing, delivering and evaluating training to meet identified training needs and legal requirements for training
  • identifying, analysing and addressing training needs


  • accessing and downloading internal and external information and data on WHS
  • using a range of communication media
  • using electronic information and data systems to enter workplace information and data, and produce effective graphical representation

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8 

5 core units plus 

3 elective units  of which:

  • up to 3 units may be from the elective units below
  • up to 2 units may be from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level or, if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from a Diploma.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet industry needs.

Core units 

BSBWHS601A Apply legislative frameworks for WHS

BSBWHS602A Facilitate WHS activities

BSBWHS603A Implement WHS risk management

BSBWHS604A Evaluate the WHS performance of organisations

BSBWHS605A Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems

Elective units 

BSBINN601B Manage organisational change

BSBMGT608C Manage innovation and continuous improvement


CHCORG501B Facilitate workplace change and innovation

BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

BSBWHS606A Conduct WHS audits

BSBWHS607A Apply ergonomics to manage WHS hazards and risks

BSBWHS608A Assist with applying occupational hygiene to manage WHS hazards and risks

BSBWHS609A Advise on the application of safe design principles to control WHS risks

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