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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
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
Ten (10) units must be successfully completed - five (5) core units and five (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
Distance Education Study Sequence

1 BSBWHS402 

2 BSBWHS405 

3 BSBWHS404 

4 BSBWHS406 

5 BSBWHS403

6 BSBWHS408

7 BSBWHS410

8 BSBWHS409

9 BSBWHS510

10 BSBWRT401 OR TAEDEL301A

Perth Study Sequence

Enrol into the following units at once:

  1. BSBWHS402
  2. BSBWHS404
  3. BSBWHS405 

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)

CQUniversity Perth

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

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. 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).

There are optional online tutorials for students based in Western Australia. Classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays via Zoom. Classes will commence on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 to Wednesday, 13 December 2017 and will be held from 6 - 7 pm (AWST).

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.