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  • BSB41415

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

At a glance

At a glance

Enhance your skills with this mid-level qualification in workplace health and safety. You will be guided through your education to achieve success with potential employment opportunities in roles such as safety inspector, human resources assistant or payroll officer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • Human Resources Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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Course overview

Course overview

Upgrade your skills and knowledge in work health and safety with this mid-level qualification. This qualification will give you specialised skills to seek work as a safety inspector or human resources assistant.

Qualified safety inspectors are highly employable with over 91 percent in full time roles. In addition to this, over the next few years there is expected to be strong growth in available opportunities.

This qualification is built specifically to give you specialised skills and knowledge in areas including assisting with responding to incidents, contribution to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation, and participation processes and assist with compliance with WHS laws.

Successfully completing this program will provide you with the specialised skills and knowledge to enter the workforce within work health and safety as a safety inspector.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS402
Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404
Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406
Assist with responding to incidents

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
BSBWHS407A
Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
BSBWHS408A
Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS409A
Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBWHS410A
Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBSUS301A
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay Burnett
BSBWHS410
Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
BSBRES401
Analyse and present research information
BSBMGT401
Show leadership in the workplace
BSBWHS508
Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
PUAWER002B
Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
Other
BSBSUS301A
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

Online course, please see the relevant documents section for any relevant booklist, uniform and resource kit lists required for this course.  It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.  

 

External course, you will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 

Need to know

Funding is available for eligible students for the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (Online) program.   To be eligible for CSQ funding students must be:    an existing worker in the Building and Construction Industry; and  have one month or more employment relationship with their current employer. This can be a full-time, part-time or casual contract of employment.   A letter from the student's current employer, confirming the above, must be provided as evidence prior to enrolment.  Please contact us on 1300 656 188 to determine your eligibility.

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland