The Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety is ideal 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.
Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety – BSB60615 (Release 1).
BSB Business Services Training Package (Release 1.0 - 4.0).
GEM Online Campus
The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide,
Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.
Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,200 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 12-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 12 months from commencement. During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities and assessments.
Pre-Requisite to Entry
Before you enroll in the Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you will first need to undertake the CORE Units from the Diploma in Work Health and Safety, or demonstrate that you hold their equivalent. This may be through credit status from another tertiary institution, or through a formal Recognition of Current Competency or Recognition of Prior Learning process. Pre-requisite Units are:
GEM Graduates of this qualification will gain a comprehensive understanding of the management of Workplace Health and Safety within their own jurisdiction and industry. They will be exposed to world’s best practice policies and procedures, and will be able to apply this substantial knowledge base to conduct safety audits, and manage hazards within the workplace, including monitoring and managing Material Safety Data Sheets.
The Mission of GEM College is “to assist individuals and corporations towards achieving their highest potential and to help make the world a safer place to work” – we’re doing our part…. Will you do yours?
Our management programs are “pracademic” – they are commercially practical and academically rigorous!
GEM College is based in Adelaide, South Australia. South Australia has a proud heritage in work, health and safety – and in women’s rights. While Finland was the first country to give women the right to vote, South Australia was the first legislative jurisdiction in the world, to give all women the right to vote, and the right to be elected to office. This happened in 1894.
In the same year, 1894, the South Australian Parliament passed the Factory Act, which was the world’s most progressive, worker focused legislation at that time. The legislation was largely championed by the work of Mrs Augusta Zadow, a Factory Inspector who worked tirelessly to improve working conditions in all factories, but particularly those which employed female textile workers. Her tombstone, paid for by “three penny donations” from 1,000 factory workers honours her “Self-denying Efforts on Behalf of the Struggling and Oppressed.”
In recognition of the great work of Augusta Zadow, the GEM College Board has approved the granting of the Augusta Zadow Scholarship for WHS Management – Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety – Value $15,999; and ten Augusta Zadow Partial Scholarships – each valued at $8,000.
If you would like to be considered for one of the Augusta Zadow Scholarships, contact our Administration Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial assistance is available for this qualification for eligible applicants. Scholarships, partial scholarships and student loans may apply.
The Course Structure requires that learners successfully complete 8 units, namely - 5 Core; and 3 Electives of which 1 Elective Unit must be selected from the list of Electives below, while the remainder will be drawn from:
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
|Apply legislative frameworks for WHS||(BSBWHS601)|
|Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems||(BSBWHS605)|
|Evaluate the WHS performance of organisations||(BSBWHS604)|
|Facilitate WHS activities||(BSBWHS602)|
|Implement WHS risk management||(BSBWHS603)|
|Advise on the application of safe design principles to control WHS risks||(BSBWHS609)|
|Apply ergonomics to manage WHS risks||(BSBWHS607)|
|Assist with applying occupational hygiene to manage WHS risks||(BSBWHS608)|
|Conduct a WHS audit||(BSBWHS606)|
|Develop and implement strategic plans||(BSBMGT616)|
|Lead and manage organisational change||(BSBINN601)|
|Manage innovation and continuous improvement||(BSBMGT608)|
|Undertake project work||(BSBPMG522)|
There are assessments tasks for every Performance Criteria built into every Unit of Competency. You will not be assessed until you indicate that you are prepared for assessment. You will be given at least one-week's notice by your Tutor or Facilitator for any assessment being organised by the Assessor. You must have submitted your portfolio of evidence prior to the actual assessment date, or bring it with you to the assessment. If face to face assessment is being undertaken you must attend. If you are sick, a phone call is required to advise of your absence. Otherwise, a doctor's certificate will be necessary for an alternative date to be set for the assessment. For more information on assessment, refer to your Course Information Guide for this Unit, and/or for additional information, which is available on the GEM website.
If you do not have a workplace that is suitable for you to demonstrate your competence on the job, GEM College of International Business may be able to provide customised, flexible or on-the-job options for this course. Contact your Tutor or Facilitator for further information to discuss your needs.
If you have a permanent or temporary condition that may prevent you successfully completing the assessment task(s) you should immediately discuss this with your Tutor or Facilitator, about a "reasonable adjustment". This is the adjustment of the way in which you are to be assessed to take into account your condition. This may include providing additional time, or a support person. While assessment tasks may be changed to suit your condition, the actual performance criteria cannot be altered.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Current Competency
GEM College of International Business recognises skills gained through previous studies, the workplace and life experience which may allow you to complete your qualification more quickly than the nominated minimal hours.
You may be entitled to recognition that will exempt you from one or more Units of Competency. Where you can provide evidence of competency in all Units in a given qualification, you will be required to complete a major project, to demonstrate your ability to provide current application of those competencies across a range of sectors, or with regards to a range of contingencies.
If you are granted RPL the target unit will be reported on your Academic Transcript advanced standing. No gradings are provided for Units granted under RPL arrangements.
You must enrol in all Units of Competency and apply for an exemption by completing a form. Attendance at class, or Online is necessary until any relevant exemption is granted.
For further information please contact the Quality Control Officer on (08) 8342 3316 or visit the GEM College website.
The following Core Units from the Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315) or equivalent competencies:
Further to the prerequisite requirements listed above, learners will need:
Computer hardware and software requirements
Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this course, you could consider higher qualifications in this Training Package, the Training Package area of your vocational competence, or in the higher education sector. For instance, you may specialise in the Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) (BSB80515), or Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (BSB80615) or Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80215)..
Each applicant will be interviewed to:
Gaining University Entrance
Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical 'job ready' skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage. A Graduate Certificate/Diploma from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.
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"Curriculum" is a planned, formalized design for teaching for certain known and intended learning outcomes, and for other unknown and unintended outcomes. It is the planned dynamic chaos that comes from the interaction of learners with other innovative people, peers, instructors, assessors, instructional materials and media, instructional activities and experiences, oneself and others, entrepreneurs and the entire learning environment interacting and interrelating as the pracademic ecosystem.
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In the first instance, any grievance should be discussed with the relevant Administrative person, Tutor or Facilitator. If they cannot resolve the problem to your satisfaction, it will then be referred to the Campus Manager. If the Campus Manager was your first point of contact or if the issue is still not resolved to your satisfaction, then the National Manager shall endeavour to resolve the matter. If the National Manager does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction, the Director-International Business or the Corporate Leader will be pleased to make an appointment and listen to your grievance. Further detail regarding our grievance and appeals policy is contained in our "Customer Service Charter and Grievance Policy" which is located at www.gemcollege.edu.au/student-policies/.
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