The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety contains the following 10 units of competency:
The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WH&S) qualification is generally considered the minimum entry point for anyone wanting to commence a career in occupational work health & safety. After completing this qualification, students will be able to work as a health and safety practitioner and become responsible for the corresponding WH&S functions within a workplace.
The course is designed to be delivered via an intensive study mode with additional learning to absorb the content through self-study after the course. As such the course is delivered using a blended approach which includes an initial five (5) day classroom-based component plus the additional post course reading and assessment submissions.
It is expected that the course will take students approximately 450 hours, including the 5-day intensive component, to complete. Students must complete this course within 12 months of enrolment.
Depending on individual background, experience and access to resources, the total hours needed to achieve the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety may vary, but all learners need to meet all the requirements as outlined in each unit of competency.
The following is a guide to assist students in determining their completion timeframe. Based on the approximate 410 hours post intensive component, studying for 15.7hrs/week = 6 months to complete the post course assessments or at 7.9 hrs/week = 1 year.
To support their studies, students will be provided with qualified trainers, learning materials, telephone and email support.
Our Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is offered face to face in Brisbane, Gold Coast and in-house. OHSA will help any student undertaking this course to take that next step in their career, whether it is for up-skilling in their current workplace or providing them a valuable qualification to pursue an alternative career.
Upon successful completion of the course students may apply for a Work Health and Safety Officer (WHSO) QLD certificate of authority from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ). Graduates need to apply directly to WHSQ themselves by emailing a certified copy of evidence of their identity (e.g. drivers licence) and a certified copy of the qualification to email@example.com. Further information can be found at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/work-health-and-safety-training/work-health-and-safety-officer-training
* CSQ Funding is available for this course. The funded price of $0 is available to eligible persons. Prices may vary depending on the location of the course. Contact the office for more information or go to https://www.ohsa.com.au/csq-funded-training-2017-2018/ to determine if you are eligible for this CSQ Funding.
The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety will teach students how to:
All learners’ activities and assessment tasks have been mapped against the units of competence.
There are no formal pre-requisites to undertake the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety although the completion of Year 10 is recommended.
Students are welcome to bring their own tablet or laptop to class to facilitate their own research during the course.
In undertaking this course, it is advisable students have access to a workplace in order to complete any post course workplace-based assessments. Alternative arrangements can be made for those in between work or without access to a workplace through the provision of simulated activities.
Students will be required to complete a declaration that they completed the assessment themselves.
No student will be permitted to undertake the course, or any session, if they are under the influence of alcohol, an illegal/illicit substance, or impaired by a prescribed medication and other impairment such as fatigue, mental health or stress.
Many employees responsible for WH&S are also opting to undertake the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety or simply the BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs unit. Adding either to a CV can benefit an employee with future work opportunities. See below in the related course section for these courses.
For further information on this course call us on 1300 OHSA 00 (1300 647 200).
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
5 days plus post-course study
8am - 5:00pm
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