BSB41419 | Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety$$
About this course
BSB41419 – Certificate IV in Work Health Safety
Work health and safety (WHS) legislation in Australia aims to prevent injury and disease to persons in the workplace. State, Territory or Commonwealth legislation applies.
Importantly, several Australian jurisdictions have ‘harmonised’ their legislation from 2012. Harmonised legislation means that each jurisdiction enacts its own legislation, but the legislation is as much alike as possible in its provisions.
Common to all WHS legislation in Australia are the following features:
- support for WHS in the workplace
- provision of systems of work that are safe and without risk to health
- prevention of injury and disease through the elimination or minimisation of risks
- protection of the general public’s safety and health
- workplace representation, consultation, co-operation and issue resolution
Trainers and assessors may refer to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for a listing of the various WHS legislation and codes of practice by State and Territory.
This qualification is designed for individuals who work within a wide variety of WHS contexts as a Work Health and Safety Practitioner.
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The target audience is strictly limited to existing workers who are employed by a specific industry client who is in turn providing a general level of supervision. These employees are probably engaged in implementing or maintaining safe work practices for a workgroup or are a member of a safety committee. They may be seeking to develop their skills or become WHS practitioners. They also are responding to an employer initiative to enhance the overall commitment to WHS.
The units have been chosen to maximize the WHS learning experience and assist with the implementation and maintenance of the WHSMS.
The preferred pathway to this qualification may include:
- candidates presenting with BSB30715 or BSB30719 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant qualification or
- Having vocational experience but limited formal qualification (e.g. WHSO)
Possible Career Outcome
- Work Cover Inspector
- Occupational Health and Safety Technician
- Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Mode of Delivery
The RTO provides 20 x 6 hours of classroom learning (over 32 weeks) using a combination of face to face learning blended with workplace learning.
Subject reference materials, learner guide, training record book, training plan and assessment activities are provided directly to the candidate by the trainer and they are also available via the internet.
Candidates will be guided by the trainer through regular scheduled personal contact either at work or at an acceptable external location. The candidate’s progress is monitored by the trainer utilising a training record book and (if applicable) coordinated with the workplace supervisor.
Progress is measured by the completion of learning activities and assessment within agreed time frames.
Duration and Timing of Training
The AQF specify that the volume of learning for a non-indentured Certificate IV qualification is 1 -2 years.
This course is being delivered flexible delivery and candidates will have 12 months in which to complete their studies (but this may be extended by a further 6 months’ subject to the circumstances described in ASA policies and procedures.
During the 12-month period, candidates should expect to allocate up to 530 hours to their studies. This includes workplace training and supervision, regular meetings with the trainer, guidance sessions (i.e. Skype), completing structured learning activities, undertaking personal research, reading and assessments.
The expected amount of training to be provided by the RTO, is approximately 366 hours depending on the experience and aptitude of the individual learner. (refer to the delivery mode for further details).
ASA will apply the general direction specified by ASQA in relation to learner transition where a training product is no longer current.
We have a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation. Please refer to course fee section get the current fee structure for this course.
Method of Payment: Online, Bank Transfer, CC over the Phone.
Please mention your preferred method of payment in your application form and our staff will confirm your payment and any associated cost for your course.
The core units for this qualification are mandatory. Industry consultation suggests that workers may seek to have a limited range of elective options to reflect different WHS requirements such as return to work coordinator and this is reflected in the following table. Learners are to select 5 from any of the 7 electives listed below. Finally, there are no pre-requisites or co-requisites associated with the units listed in the following
CORE UNIT | BSBWHS412 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with establishing and maintaining workplace compliance with work health and safety (WHS) laws.
CORE UNIT | BSBWHS413 - Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing and maintaining work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation as prescribed in legislation.
CORE UNIT | BSBWHS414 - Contribute to WHS risk management
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to WHS risk management, which includes the processes for identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards and assessing and controlling the risk relating to those identified hazards.
CORE UNIT | BSBWHS415 - Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing a plan for a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) that applies to own role.
CORE UNIT | BSBWHS416 - Contribute to workplace incident response
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to workplace incidents according to work health and safety (WHS) legislative and organisational requirements.
ELECTIVE | BSBRES411 - Analyse and present research information
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems and sources. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality and reliability of the information, and preparing and producing reports.
ELECTIVE | BSBWHS417 - Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with managing the WHS implications of activities that facilitate an injured worker’s return to work. It involves identifying those with roles, duties, rights and responsibilities for return to-work, as well as assisting in preparing, implementing and evaluating the return to work.
ELECTIVE | BSBWHS418 - Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with managing the work health and safety (WHS) implications of using contractors. It involves identifying contractor duties, establishing organisational WHS compliance requirements associated with those duties, establishing and communicating the requirements expected of contractors, monitoring contractor compliance with WHS requirements, and implementing required responses to identified non-compliance.
ELECTIVE | BSBWHS419 - Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to monitoring a range of physical agents and conditions relating to work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace. It involves the use of a range of measuring devices to collect, interpret and report on workplace information and data in relation to those physical agents and conditions.
ELECTIVE | BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience. This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well-developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.
ELECTIVE | BSBMGT403 - Implement continuous improvement
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement the organisation’s continuous improvement systems and processes. It covers using systems and strategies to actively encourage the team to participate in the process, monitoring and reviewing performance, and identifying opportunities for further improvements.