BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system


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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to managing a work health and safety information system (WHSIS) that supports the effective management of WHS. It involves accessing, collecting and analysing WHS information and data; evaluating the effectiveness of the WHSIS and contributing to improving the management of WHS; and communicating the change.

The unit applies to those who contribute to managing a WHSIS. These people work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. Individuals will apply skills and knowledge to enable them to manage information and data management processes, including analysis of the data. They are not required to design the actual information system or process.

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  • Learner Assessment
  • Learner Guide
  • Trainer and Assessor Guide
  • Assessment Mapping Document
  • Industry Engagement Template
  • Validation Checklist
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This unit can be used as a stand alone unit and is an elective unit of BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.


BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system is an essential unit for all stakeholders responsible for managing health and safety information. A WHSIS is the systematic approach to controlling the flow of WHS information from external and internal sources to the workforce and from the workforce to external individuals and parties such as management, shareholders and WHS regulators. Effective information management is key to WHS performance and this unit informs learners on how to get the most out of the WHSIS to meet legal and organisational requirements.

BSBWHS517 Contribute to managing a WHS information system. Training and Assessment Resources and Materials for RTOs.


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