Course Title: Manage work health and safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5385 Diploma of Community Services (Statutory and forensic child, youth and family welfare)

Course Title: Manage work health and safety

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Contact: Anne Fitzpatrick

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0329

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.

This course applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Applicants must have completed a Certificate IV in Community Services or a related field (Youth Work, Disability & Alcohol & Other Drugs) and be currently employed in a community services organisation working with young people and families.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety


1. Establish work health and safety practices

2. Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication

3. Monitor compliance with risk control processes

4. Evaluate and maintain WHS

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Workplace risk assessment and documentation

Assessment Task 2: Workplace simulation - emergency situation

Assessment Task 3: Workplace simulation - consultation and communication