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RTO 91314

Qualification Overview

This nationally recognised Unit of Competence describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage.

It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise.

This Unit Covers

This unit applies to individuals required to investigate incidents in relation to prevention of future incidents.  Elements of this Unit of Competence are:

1 Ensure initial responses to the incident are carried out according to requirements

2 Develop an investigation plan

3 Collect information and data

4 Analyse information and data gathered to identify immediate and underlying causes and practical prevention measures

Who Should Do This Qualification?


This Unit of Competence may be useful for Managers, Supervisors,  HR managers, Return to Work Coordinators and those involved in injury management/prevention.

Course Delivery

  • Online self-paced learning, purely done online at times that suits the individual learner.


Should you or your company wish to complete the entire course face to face, contact us at to organise a suitable training plan.


Procare Learning currently offers BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS Incidents as an online supported course or Recognition of Prior Learning.


Online delivery


Enjoy the ability to study and learn at your own pace through our online training platform.  Through this option you will be able to access all of your learning materials and assessments, as well as submit your assessments and track your progress through the training platform.  You can study at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home at a time that fits around your other commitments. Generally, students would be expected to complete their programme of study in 6-12 months.


Recognition of Prior Learning


Recognition of Prior Learning is for those who hold relevant qualifications, have completed relevant training courses and or have current sufficient industry experience.  This would generally be suitable for candidates with at least a year’s experience in a personal injury management role.


The Australian Qualifications Framework defines RPL as:


Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. 


The process will involve an initial assessment of your eligibility for the RPL pathway.  This might include:


  • A discussion over the phone or face-to-face regarding your current role, experience, knowledge and skills

  • Review of evidence/documents such as your resume and/or other qualifications or training.

  • Language, literacy and numeracy testing (if required).


Once your suitability for RPL has been assessed you will be required to complete an RPL kit and provide evidence that can help demonstrate the knowledge and skills required by the qualification. Once you have submitted your portfolio of evidence, your RPL assessor will more than likely need to contact you to discuss how you have applied your skills and knowledge in the workplace.


Course Assessment                                                             

If you are undertaking the course online or in-house training, you will be required to submit the assessment tasks to your assessor or via the online learning platform.  To achieve the BSBWHS505 learners will need to be found competent in all assessment modules.


If you are following the RPL pathway, once the RPL kit is completed and submitted with required, sufficient evidence, a Procare Group assessor will assess the submission and send the learner the corresponding feedback.


Full Unit: $190
RPL Unit: $150 

RTO 91314