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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415)

Course summary

This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who may or may not work under supervision, in the role of a safety coordinator or facilitator. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode Please Enquire
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Preferred pathways for students entering this qualification include: BSB30712 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III qualifications OR Vocational experience in work health and safety roles without a formal qualification.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • Workplace Health and Safety Facilitator
  • Workplace Health and Safety Administrator

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete 10 units, consisting of:
5 core units and 5 elective units.
Core
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
Electives
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
2017 Study Sequence
Enrol as per the following order:
  1. BSBWHS402 
  2. BSBWHS405 
  3. BSBWHS404 
  4. BSBWHS406 
  5. BSBWHS403
  6. BSBWHS408
  7. BSBWHS410
  8. BSBWHS409
  9. BSBWHS510
  10. BSBWRT401 OR TAEDEL301A
2018 Study Sequence

Online - enrol into all units from one cluster at a time as per the following order:

  • Cluster 1 - BSBWHS402, BSBWHS405 and BSBWHS404.
  • Cluster 2 - BSBWHS406, BSBWHS403 and BSBWHS408.
  • Cluster 3 - BSBWHS410, BSBWHS409, BSBWHS510 OR BSBWRT401.

Mixed Mode - enrol into all units at once.

  • BSBWHS402, BSBWHS405, BSBWHS404, BSBWHS406, BSBWHS403, BSBWHS408, BSBWHS410, BSBWHS409, BSBWHS510 and BSBWRT401. 

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months


Load
Ten (10) units must be successfully completed - Five (5) Core units and five (5) elective units.

Notes

Distance students require strong self motivation and should allocate 15 hours per week for study, following the suggested study plan. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet.  Students also require computing skills to use the Microsoft Office suite. (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)


2018 Course Availabilities List

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Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month
Mackay Ooralea Distance Part Time February

2018 Unit Availabilities

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Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Gladstone Marina On-campus Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 04/06/18
Mackay City On-campus Part Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time April 02/04/18
BSBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 04/06/18
BSBWHS405 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Gladstone Marina On-campus Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 04/06/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time April 02/04/18
BSBWHS406
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time May 03/09/18
BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time April 02/04/18
BSBWHS409 - Assist with workplace monitoring processes
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 03/12/18
BSBWHS410 - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Brisbane On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time August 03/12/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time April 02/04/18
BSBWHS510 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 03/12/18
BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 29/01/18

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety No

Additional Information

Once enrolled in the unit/s each term, students are provided access to their online resources.  These include readings, assessment, templates, case studies, videostreams, forums and online collaboration tools.

Resources Required

Once enrolled in the unit/s each term, students are provided with access to their online resources. These include readings, assessment, templates, case studies, videostreams, forums and online collaboration tools.

Access to a computer, internet connection, email and software (i.e. Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook and simple graphics program). 

Textbook requirements

All resources are available online for each unit. Students will be required to purchase additional learning resources for: BSBWRT401A Write Complex Documents - ‘Write Complex Documents – Learning Guide’ An additional 'suggested' reading list is provided to students in the Course Guide after enrolment. 

Practical Placement

Students are encouraged to have access to a medium to large sized enterprise, in order to familairise themselves with WHS management systems, policies and procedures and contextualise those for assessment tasks. 

Related Course

Students successfully completing this qualification may be eligible for credit transfer for 2-3 units in the Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315) (Note: The Diploma of Work Health and Safety requires completion of 9 units).

On successful completion of the Diploma, students may be eligible for credit transfer towards CQUni's Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety or Bachelor of Accident Forensics. 

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.