Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety – Level 6 (Bachelor) – IOSH Accredited

Course ID
Global Skill (GSC)
6 (Bachelor)

If you’re a working adult who is looking to progress into occupational safety and health role, this is the globally recognized qualification for you to enroll in. 

Qualification No.: 603/5002/7

The OTHM Level 6 qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety are developed to provide learners who have, or are looking to develop into, a senior role in an organisation with responsibilities for managing health and safety policy and practice.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to advance their understanding of Occupational Health and Safety management. Learners will gain the skills and knowledge to understand the legal and regulatory background to occupational health and safety policy, to be able to assess policies, as well as to recommend and implement policy changes. Learners will develop knowledge and skills relevant to putting policy into practice, utilising management systems, resources, risk and incident management, leadership, management and skills development.

Individuals who achieve the qualification will be eligible to apply for the Graduate level of membership Grad IOSH. 

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the center and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criteria referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria.

The judgment that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgment of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF certificate or diploma or equivalent recognised qualification that covers the following basic concepts within Occupational Health & Safety:
    • Science and Technology o Legal and regulatory systems
    • Workplace safety and health
    • Definitions of risk and risk management principles
    • Principles and theories of safety and health management
    • Occupational health and hygiene
    • Occupational psychology
    • Information technology, literacy and numeracy

Qualifications that fulfil this requirement include:

    • British Safety Council Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
    • British Safety Council International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
    • NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business
    • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety
    • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Mature learners (over 21) with practical experience at least 2 years may also be considered.
  • The learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course

English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information talk to Riverbank Academy or email to info@rbacademy.edu.my

Course structure and modules

Core Modules 

  1. Health and Safety Management Principles and Policy
  2. Health and Safety Management Practice
  3. Risk and Incident Management
  4. Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture
  5. Maintaining a Safe Workplace Environment
  6. Health and Safety Law, Regulation and Influence
  7. Development of the Health and Safety Practitioner


How you study

Provided by Riverbank Academy, this OTHM Level 6 program is available in online study mode, allowing you to study flexibly while balancing work and personal lives. The Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety deepens your understanding of the overall risk management of an organisation, and how they relate to performance. It will help you to advance your career in safety-related skills. 

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