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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Code: BSB41412
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The prominence of WH&S as an indicator of workplace welfare and productivity makes it a crucial strategic consideration for every organisation in the country. The vocational skills training articulated by the Certificate of Work Health & Safety - the informed application of relevant legislation, the identification of workplace hazards, risk assessment, emergency procedures, and workplace monitoring - remains in high demand, and entails the demonstration of competencies that go beyond their own immediate context.

Description

Course Structure

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.

Online Learning Format
The online training program provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the Lynda.com video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 10 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.

Classroom Format
Our classroom delivery requires attendance at 10 x full day (9am-4pm) face-to-face workshops scheduled across a 10 month period with one unit of competency completed each month. This format allows participants sufficient time between and after workshops to undertake self-directed learning, assignments, and out-of-class assessment. Workshops engage participants in active discussion, problem-solving exercises, networking opportunities, and presentations related to identifying and performing the key tasks of a contemporary WH&S professional.. The location of classroom training is typically delivered institutionally.

Blended Classroom/Online Format
The blended training format is scheduled over a 10 month period with one unit of competency completed each month. There are typically 5 x full day (9am – 4pm) face to face workshops scheduled during the 10 month period.

 

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by Upskilled assessors.

 

Assessment

A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

 

Inclusions

All students will be provided with Smallprint Learner guides (online and/or hardcopy) for each unit of competency

  • Access to fully customised online learning platfrom, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Help desk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
  • Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider Lynda.com
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Unit Outline

Unit Outline

The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Business Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

Compulsory Units

Unit Code
Compulsory Unit Descriptions
BSBWHS402A Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405A Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents
BSBCMM401A Make a presentation (Replaced for online delivery by BSBPMG522A Undertake Project Work) 
BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement
BSBWHS409A Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable  work practices
BSBADM405B Organise meetings

  
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Outcomes

Career Outcomes

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is now widely regarded as the minimum requirement for the performance of WH&S duties within a host of commercial settings. Participants aspiring to progress as WH&S officers, safety representatives, risk assessors, or supervisors with significant WH&S responsibilities will look to it as a mandatory first step. Additionally, the rise of compliance as a key responsibility of organisational practice means that career-minded individuals increasingly explore this field as a complement to their existing professional duties.

 

Further Study

Pathways from this qualification include:

The Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (BSB51307) and other related business diplomas.

Payment

Course Fees and Payment Options

Pay By Weekly Installment (Interest Free) Pay By Monthly Installment (Interest Free) Pay Upfront
$60 per week with a $210 enrolment fee¹ $405 per month with a $495 enrolment fee² Pay upfront $2,995, saving $335 (10% discount)

¹Payments made over a period of 52 consecutive weeks, totalling $3,330
²Payments made over a period of 7 consecutive months, totalling $3,330

 

 

Government Funding and Incentives

At both state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants find that their courses are heavily subsidised*.


*Eligibility for traineeships & User Choice is determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. Further information can be found at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au



Centrelink Financial Support Services

This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including   Youth Allowance,   Austudy and   AbstudyClick here for more info.



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