Course Title: Manage work health and safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5397 Diploma of Community Services

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: Fiona McLean

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 3673

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore 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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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 is ongoing throughout the course and will include practical demonstrations, group activities, reflection and supervised placement hour within the community services industry. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.