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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

Possible job opportunities could include 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
2018 Study Sequence

For students commencing this course in 2018, enrol as per the following instructions: 

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 and BSBWRT401.

Mixed Mode - enrol into all units at once.

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


For continuing students who started their course prior to 2018, enrol into one or two units at a time 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

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL

Course Intakes

2018 Online

Timing
There are two course intakes for 2018, available in February and June.

Duration and dates
12 months


Summary

This course is available online with teaching support available through Zoom tutorials, discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and should allocate 15 hours per week available for study for each unit.


2018 Mixed Mode

Timing
There is one course intake per location for 2018.

Duration and dates
12 months


Summary

This course is available to study online, and offers an optional 5 day residential school at each of the following locations: 

CQUniversity Brisbane

There is one 2018 course intake available in January to attend an optional, on-campus residential school scheduled for 19 - 23 March 2018. 

CQUniversity Rockhampton

There is one 2018 course intake available in April to attend an optional, on-campus residential school scheduled for 28 May - 1 June 2018.

CQUniversity Mackay

There is one 2018 course intake available in June to attend an optional, on-campus residential school scheduled for 16 - 20 July 2018.

CQUniversity Gladstone

There is one 2018 course intake available in September to attend an optional, on-campus residential school scheduled for 12 - 16 November 2018.

Full completion of the course is typically completed over a 12 month period. Online teaching support is available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Students will require self-motivation and must have 15 hours per week available for study for each unit. 


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

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.