Certificate IV Occupational Health and Safety – BSB41407
A Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety BSB41407 is now the minimum requirement for OHS management in most Australian workplaces. OHSA provides a nationally recognised on-line and face-to-face training program for students to gain this qualification. The Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety BSB41407 Training course is the usual minimum requirement for those who want to commence a career in occupational health & safety.This course is relevant to supervisors, union representatives, safety committee members, safety officers and others who identify and manage workplace health & safety hazards. After completing this qualification, you will be able to work as a health and safety practitioner, responsible for the organisation of the safety and health functions within a workplace. this program online has its’ advantages – you can start any time you like, it is self-paced and we offer support by some of the most qualified OH&S experts in Australia, with current real world experience ( see our people’s projects on our website to get a picture of the vast experience that your trainers have – they are not academics without real world experience!)
Please note: A new WHS qualification was released in December 2012 for the Certificate IV of OHS, the new code is BSB41412. OHSA will release this qualification in July 2013 and you MUST complete the course by 30th May, 2014 or you will transitioned to the new Cert IV in OHS which will require additional training as you must undertake a further unit.
What will you learn?
The Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety BSB41407 will teach you how to comply with OH&S legislation, how to identify hazards and how to assess and control risks. You will learn how to contribute to OHS in a workplace environment, including aiding in the implementation of OH&S strategies to control risks and emergency procedures. The Certificate IV in OH&S will help you to take that next step in your career, whether it is for up-skilling in your current workplace, or providing you a valuable qualification to pursue an alternative career.
Face to Face
Five day classroom based course.
Depending on individual background , experience and access to resources the total hours needed to achieve the OHS qualification may vary, but all learners need to meet the benchmarks detailed in the BSB07 training package. All learners activities and assessment tasks have been mapped against the units of competence and meet the performance criteria, critical aspects of evidence and context of assessment to achieve competency.
Students must complete this course within 12 months of enrolment. Students could complete the course self-paced in 3 months, however these following guidelines are provided to assist you to determine your completion timeframe.
11.5hrs/week = 6 months or 5.5hrs/week = 1 year.
A – System safety
- BSBOHS401B – Contribute to the management of a systematic approach to manage safety
- BSBOHS402B – Contribute to the implementation of the OHS consultation process
- BSBOHS408A – Assist in compliance with OHS and other relevant laws
B – Risk management
- BSBRSK401A – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
- BSBWRT301A – Write simple documents
C – Risk and opportunity
- BSBOHS403B – Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
- BSBOHS406B – Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring
- BSBOHS404B – Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
- BSBOHS405B – Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures
The course is assessed by competency based, written assessment. Or through web based workbooks for the online course.
Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety (BSB41407).
- Sound language and literacy skills and basic word processing
- Access to a computer, internet and printer is required
- Assignments are generally based around workplace activities
- Participants should have access to a workplace that can be used for case studies and/or practical exercises
- Minimum completion of year 10 is recommended
- General work experience in the workplace would be significantly beneficial
Recognition of Prior Learning
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There are no formal pre-requisites for the Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety. You will need the ability to gain access to a workplace in order to complete the workplace-based assessments (this can be a present workplace or a workplace of a friend/colleague. Alternative arrangements can be made for those in between work or without access to a workplace.
To support your studies, you will be provided with qualified trainers, learning materials ,telephone and email support.