BSB41415 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others. The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2210 (2018)
$2350 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $235 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

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

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 months

  • Mixed Mode
  • Online
Core
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws More Information
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control More Information
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems More Information
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents More Information
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes More Information
Elective
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: BSBWHS402 BSBWHS405 BSBWHS404 BSBWHS406 BSBWHS403 BSBWHS408 BSBWHS410 BSBWHS409 BSBWHS510 BSBWRT401
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors More Information
BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes More Information
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives More Information
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures More Information
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
1 BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
1 BSBWHS405 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
2 BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents
2 BSBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
2 BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
3 BSBWHS409 - Assist with workplace monitoring processes
3 BSBWHS410 - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
3 BSBWHS510 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
3 BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
November: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

There are two course intakes, available in February and June.
12 months

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.

Mixed Mode

There is one course intake per location for 2018.
12 months

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 November 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
More Details

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Optional Attendance

Students are able to attend a five day residential school at the following CQUniversity campus locations and dates.  Students should enrol into the respective availability for that location and allocated dates.  

  • CQUniversity Rockhampton - 17 to 21 June 2019
  • CQUniversity Brisbane - 24 to 28 June 2019
  • CQUniversity Mackay City - 22 to 26 July 2019
  • CQUniversity Gladstone Marina - 25 to 29 November 2019

NOTE:  Students are only required to enrol into three units for the residential school and are able to enrol at a later time in the remaining units in the qualification to complete these online.  


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. 


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.


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.