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BSB41419

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Assist with improving safety and lowering risk within the workplace

Provide people with a healthy and safe work environment

The skills acquired with the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) will enable you to take on a number of responsibilities aimed at lowering absenteeism, reducing risk and improving the wellbeing of employees, which can save an organisation money.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the minimum requirement needed to become an approved work health and safety officer.

You will learn how to comply with legislation, identify hazards and implement WHS systems, including devising strategies to control risks and emergency procedures.

Following course completion, you will be able to provide leadership and guidance to others across a wide range of industry sectors.

With flexible learning options, expert trainers, quality course material and a support team to help you every step of the way, now is the time to safeguard your career with the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to successfully complete the online part of the dental assistant course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Practical Requirements

Please be aware there are no mandatory vocational placement hours for this qualification. However, students will need access to a workplace and a supervisor to complete practical tasks.

Qualification

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Delivery

Online Course available

Length

The length of the course is up to 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 5 weeks to graduate in 12 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, you’ll be able to apply your broad knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts and provide leadership and guidance to others. You could also gain employment as a:

Work Health and Safety Officer

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Officers oversee the safe and compliant processes of an organisation. They are responsible for identifying hazards and assessing risks to health and safety in the workplace and implementing safety protocols that prevent the risk of injury or accidents from occurring. WHS Officers are essential for keeping the safety of an organisation’s people at the forefront and ensure employees are always operating within a WHS-approved environment.

Work Health and Safety Representative

The primary role of a Work Health and Safety Representative is to represent the health and safety interests of the members of a work group. They liaise with the staff to identify issues pertaining to health and safety and then raise these concerns with management. A Work Health and Safety Representative is designed to give workers a voice regarding health and safety matters at the workplace.

Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Essentially, an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Officer has the same role as a Work Health and Safety Officer. They oversee the safety of a workplace and provide safe systems of work for employees. Why the two names for the same role? In January 2012 the introduction of new work health and safety legislation in most states and territories came with a change in terminology – ‘work’ health and safety replaced ‘occupational’ health and safety in the legislation.

Human Resources Assistant

A Human Resources (HR) Assistant reports to the Head of HR to aid with day-to-day duties and functions of the HR department. Their responsibilities may include providing clerical and administrative support, assisting with recruitment, processing payroll, coordinating meetings, supporting new employees with the onboarding process, handling requests and complaints and helping to ensure smooth communication between the HR department and all employees.

Delivery Options and Length

Online Course

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

The length of the course is up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Online Course

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBWHS412

Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with establishing and maintaining workplace compliance with work health and safety (WHS) laws. It includes identifying applicable WHS laws, duties, rights and obligations, and the necessary actions to ensure WHS compliance in the workplace. It also includes assisting with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in WHS laws and those of WHS regulators. The unit applies to those working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

BSBWHS413

Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing and maintaining work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation as prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information, identifying feedback opportunities, and improving consultation and participation. The unit applies to those working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

BSBWHS414

Contribute to WHS risk management
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to WHS risk management, which includes the processes for identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards and assessing and controlling the risk relating to those identified hazards. It involves contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements. The unit applies to those working in a broad range of roles across all industries. WHS hazard identification and risk control processes are those defined in written workplace procedures.

BSBWHS415

Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing a plan for a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) that applies to own role. The unit applies to individuals with responsibilities for contributing to the implementation of an organisation’s WHSMS as part of their work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

BSBWHS416

Contribute to workplace incident response
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to workplace incidents according to work health and safety (WHS) legislative and organisational requirements. The unit applies to those who contribute to workplace incident responses by undertaking a varied range of activities in a structured and familiar work environment as defined in written procedures. It applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

BSBINS401

Analyse and present research information
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, organise, analyse and present information using available systems and sources. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, evaluating the quality and reliability of the information, and preparing and producing reports. The unit applies to those who are required to analyse and apply their knowledge of the organisation to research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems. No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBWHS419

Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to monitoring a range of physical agents and conditions relating to work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace. It involves the use of a range of measuring devices to collect, interpret and report on workplace information and data in relation to those physical agents and conditions. The unit applies to those working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries. The unit does not extend to hazard identification, risk assessment or developing risk controls based on the outcomes of monitoring, which are covered in BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management. This unit does not qualify individuals to perform duties as a registered officer under any legislation.

BSBWRT411

Write complex documents
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents. The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBLDR411

Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation’s standards and values. The unit applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These leaders have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBSTR401

Promote innovation in team environments
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and implement ways of promoting innovation within team environments in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are team participants or team leaders responsible for playing a proactive role in demonstrating innovation in a formal or informal team environment. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

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Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

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Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

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All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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