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.

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Sounds just like the course you're after? Speak with a career consultant to discover what it's like to study the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415) – send us an enquiry and we'll get in touch.

Course Description

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.
 
The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment,. The LMS includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, access to assessments and relevant resources.  The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.
 
Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.

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 platform
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) 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
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

This qualification is suited to participants who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, adequate levels of intelligence, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Certificate IV level qualification.

  • English language proficiency (Year 12 English or equivalent); OR
  • Obtain a Certificate III before enrolling in a Certificate IV level qualification, OR
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic standing or workplace experience for the chosen 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.

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.

Unit Code
Unit Name
BSBWHS404Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS402Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS405Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406Assist with responding to incidents
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBPMG522Undertake project work
BSBADM405Organise meetings
BSBWHS409Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBMGT403Implement continuous improvement

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.

 Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Safety / WHS Officer

Further Study

Pathways from this qualification include The Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51312) and other related business diplomas.

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $3,270

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Total course cost: $3,850

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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