This is a Nationally Recognised Training course

Course Description

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a nationally recognised qualification and is ideal for people who may already have responsibility for Work Health and Safety or for those who are looking at becoming more involved in this area.

This qualification 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. 
These learners may be new or existing workers enrolling under a traineeship or full fee for service arrangement.

 

Units of Competencies
Total number of units = 10 
5 core units plus

Three (3) elective units must be selected from Group A below 
Two (2) elective units may be selected from GROUP A, GROUP B or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.
If not listed, one (1) elective unit may be from a Certificate III or Diploma from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.


The hours displayed are nominal, actual delivery hours delivered may differ depending on delivery mode.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveNominal Hours

BSBWHS402

Assist with compliance with WHS laws

Core

40

BSBWHS403

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

Core

40

BSBWHS404

Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

Core

60

BSBWHS405

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Core

50

BSBWHS406

Assist with responding to incidents

Core

40

Group A Electives

PUAWER002B

Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented

Elective

8

BSBWHS408

Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

Elective

30

BSBWHS410

Contribute to work related health and safety measures and initiatives

Elective

40

BSBPMG522

Undertake project work

Elective

60

BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

Elective

40

BSBSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective

40

BSBWHS407

Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs

Elective

50

BSBWHS409

Assist with workplace monitoring processes

Elective

60

BSBCMN401

Make a presentation

Elective

30

Group B Electives

BSBMGT401

Show leadership in the workplace

Elective

50

BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment

Elective

40

BSBWRT401

Write complex documents

Elective

50

BSBMGT403

Implement continuous improvement

Elective

40

 

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety can typically be completed in  12 – 24 months. This may vary if you have applied for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery will mainly be :

  • Face to face: class room
  • On-the-job: technical experts/workplace supervisor/trainer
  • Blended: this approach is offered for those who cannot attend scheduled face to face session/s

Types of Assessments

Formative
Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks

Summative
Observation and or demonstration of performance, simulation, third party report, projects
There will be other methods of assessment depending on the type of delivery and specific workplace focus or job role.

Course fees are made up oftwo components; tuition and materials fees.Due to the different level of Government subsidies available to students,there are three possible fee levels for tuition fees; concession, standard and full fee. Only one will beapplicable to you.

Please visit our Fees & Charges page for more information. Government funding and assistance varies between states, and we recommend that you contact AiGTS in order to consult on the appropriate funding that suits your personal requirements.

Full fee-paying students - Fees can be made by paying an initial payment of $1000 and remaining amountsvia 3 instalments in accordance with the Service Level Agreement.

FFS - $4,500.00

Full fees are applicable to students who do not meet State or Commonwealth funding eligibility criteria.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.  Aalthough it would be recommended that participants have current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained.   This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analysis and write reports in context to the job role.

All applicants will need to undertake a Pre Training Review and Language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

Pre Training Review

All applicants are required to complete a mandatory pre-training review which is completed prior to enrolment to ensure applicants meet the requirements to undertake the qualification.

Language, literacy and numeracy

All applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolling.  This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analyse and write reports in context to the job role.

Study Pathways

Pathways into the qualification - This qualification is suitable for either direct entry, recognition of prior learning/work experience or progression from the BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant qualifications
Pathways from the qualification - Further training pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include but not limited to: BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety (not currently on AiGTS Scope of Registration) or other Diploma level management qualifications.

Employment Pathways

The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goals and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:

  • WHS Coordinator or WHS Officer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL in simple terms involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside formal education and training system.  Find out more about RPL.

Student Support
The following learning support will be available to learners:

  • LL&N referral to an organisation which is equipped to provide such support
  • Reasonable adjustment and additional support provided in the event it is found that a student is having major difficulties in completing the qualification
  • Face to face, email and telephone support, in the event a student/client has requested such support or it is deemed they need this support to complete the qualification
  • Mentoring in the workplace or by the Trainer/Assessor
  • Counselling services (to be organised in consultation with the employer and when required by the student).
Application for entry to this course is available at any time. Please contact AiGTS on 1300 134 756 in order to discuss options for commencement. You can also submit your expression of interest online.