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BSB41419
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
Our BSB41419 -Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (release 2) will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed for performing WH&S duties.

If you are interested in becoming a WH&S officer, risk assessor, or supervisor with significant WH&S responsibilities, this qualification can be a good first step for you.
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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
10 units of competency
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Course Summary

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
10 units of competency
It is important to look out for the safety of yourself and your employees while in the workplace. Our BSB41419 -Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (release 2) provides basic skills and knowledge for the performance of WH&S duties. Those who aspire to roles such as WH&S officers, risk assessors, or supervisors with significant WH&S responsibilities will be well-suited for this qualification as a fundamental first step.


What you'll learn

Over a 18 month period, students will  learn to:
  • Assist with mandatory WHS procedures such as hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk control
  • Respond to critical incidents
  • Undertake workplace monitoring
  • Comply with WHS laws.

Individuals undertaking the course will be provided full access to our online learning platform, MyUpskilled; unlimited access to Lynda.com; and regular contact with their trainer throughout their student experience.
Course structure

The standard course is conducted over a 18 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance. 

Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.

Course Duration 

This course is designed to be completed within 12-18 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated, well-organised, experienced and committed to making time to study can complete the qualification at an accelerated pace.

Please speak with one of our Education Consultants about your study and course completion goals.
 

Inclusions
Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
  • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
  • video content access via:

 

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.

 
Assessment
Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
  • summative and formative assignments
  • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
  • scenarios and/or case studies
  • projects
  • written/oral questions
  • 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 monthly webinars as required.

Course Detail

Course Structure

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
  • BSBWHS413
    Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to setting up, running and improving work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes that are prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information identifying and delivering related training and improving the consultation and participation processes. This unit applies to individuals whose job role includes contributing to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes in their work area and job role. This unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BSBWHS431
    Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and then monitoring their effectiveness. The unit requires the application of knowledge associated with work health and safety (WHS) legislation, and organisational policies and procedures relating to controlling hazardous chemicals. The unit applies to those who work under supervision and use some discretion and judgement to respond to monitoring hazardous chemicals in the workplace. It applies to hazardous chemicals with the potential to harm human health, which may be solids, liquids or gases – pure substances or mixtures. When used in the workplace these substances often generate vapours, fumes, dusts and/or mists.

  • BSBWHS417
    Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with managing the WHS implications of activities that facilitate an injured worker’s return to work. It involves identifying those with roles, duties, rights and responsibilities for return to-work, as well as assisting in preparing, implementing and evaluating the return to work. The unit applies to those in an organisation who assist with the WHS implications of return-to-work activities. In many organisations, this role will be performed alongside others from within the organisation or external parties, including those working in human resources, workers’ compensation, workplace rehabilitation, other professional and administrative capacities, and other roles relating to return to work.

  • 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.

  • BSBSTR402
    Implement continuous improvement

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement continuous improvement of systems and processes of an organisation. It includes using systems and strategies to encourage the team to participate in the process, monitoring and reviewing performance, and identifying opportunities for further improvements. The unit applies to managers who are responsible for implementing the continuous improvement process to achieve the objectives of the organisation.

Completion Certificate

Entry requirements

Start date

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment. 


To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:

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  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 10.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.
     

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Government funding

At both a 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 are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

Government funding options for:
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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Career outcomes

This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Career outcomes
Education pathways
This course might include a pathway to university. Education pathways are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change. 

Educators

Upskilled has a passionate team of trainers in the business faculty who are highly skilled in the areas of study we offer. Our trainers have qualifications and work experience that allows them to deliver training to help you achieve job-ready skills needed to make your next career move.

The business faculty offers additional support to students undertaking courses, giving you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers. 

Trainers facilitate 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom where you can ask them questions about your assessments, offering you more guidance and support. This gives you a chance to virtually collaborate with other students as well. 

FAQs to help you

  • Is work health and safety a lucrative career?
    The WHS industry in Australia is a highly in-demand field that is set to only grow larger in size. This sector consists of stable job opportunities for men and women of all ages in most regions of the country. A qualification in Work Health and Safety could give you several career and/or further study outcomes.
    After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.
    • WHS Officer
    • WHS Advisor
    Quick facts
    WHS officers can be found in most industries, with a high number of full-time workers. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a WHS officer. Employment for WHS Officers is expected to grow in the next five years. From 34,000 in 2020 to 40,900 by 2025.
  • How do I know if work health and safety is the right path for me?
    Those who aspire to roles such as WH&S officers, risk assessors, or supervisors with significant WH&S responsibilities will be well-suited for this qualification as a fundamental first step.
  • What are some of the responsibilities of a work health and safety job?
    Working in a work health and safety job entails the following: observe, assess, and report on the safety performance of a workplace, and assist with developing procedures that meet safety guidelines.

    Depending on which career path you choose, there may be a range of responsibilities involved. Generally, for a WHS Advisor role, their main responsibility is to ensure safe and healthy work conditions are maintained in the workplace. WHS Officers mainly assist with ensuring that employees are operating within a safe, WHS-compliant environment.
  • Is a Certificate IV in work health and safety worth it?
    By studying a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, students will build job ready skills and knowledge to set effective WHS policies in line with company's objectives and WHS legislation. Students will learn WHS management, consultation, and participation, equipping them with the right skills to ensure that their workers effectively comply with business regulations regarding health and safety.

    During your studies, you will be trained in both practical and technical knowledge regarding WHS laws and how you can contribute to related safety measures, initiatives, information systems, and management systems. You will also learn how to identify and handle hazards and risks, along with implementing and monitoring environmentally sustainable work practices.

    Our courses will allow students to pursue managerial and officer positions in WHS and Human Resources. Hence, studying a qualification in this field will allow you to graduate with a Nationally Recognised Qualification that can boost your chances of employment and more opportunities to accelerate your learning even further.

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