BSB41419
Certificate IV in

Work Health and Safety

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Summary

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 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.

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Duration
Up to 18 months
Units
10 units
Over a 18 month period, students will  learn to assist with mandatory WHS procedures such as hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk control; responding to critical incidents; workplace monitoring; and compliance 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.

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Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
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  • Student Support services
  • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
  • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
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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.

Subjects

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.

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.

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

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  • have completed year 12, or equivalent
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  • a qualification at Certificate III level or higher, or
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  • 3 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication


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