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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Duration:
12 Months from course commencement

Max Students:
20

Designed for:
Individuals who are in a WHS role, or wanting to secure a WHS role, working under limited supervision and may provide leadership and guidance to others relating to WHS matters.

Pre-requisites:
There are no formal entry requirements however it is highly recommended that participants have access to a workplace in order to complete the assessments.

Co-requisites:
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements:
To enrol in this course you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to apply for a Unique Student Identifier. New Zealand citizens can complete this course but will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier and provide an Australian address for certificate issuance. Visit www.usi.gov.au for more information on Unique Student Identifiers. Participants must have access to, and be proficient at using, the following in order to complete their studies:

  • Computer with internet connection to complete and lodge ONLINE ASSESSMENTS via a Student Portal
  • Microsoft Office with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint for document creation
  • Email
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Description:
This training course enables participates to gain a qualification in Work Health and Safety (WHS). It is designed to give participants practical knowledge and skills to enable the provision of valid and timely WHS advice and assist with improving safety in the workplace. The course covers a broad range of health and safety functions and responsibilities in the workplace including identifying hazards, assessing WHS risks, implementing strategies to control WHS risks and evaluating an organisation’s WHS performance.

Content:

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety provides participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Implement and support the WHS management system.
  • Prepare and advise workplace personnel for dealing with WHS issues.
  • Understand WHS legislative requirements and assist with monitoring workplace compliance.
  • Implement WHS initiatives and processes that support organisational WHS goals.
  • Apply knowledge of risk assessment to contribute to the selection of risk-assessment techniques, tools and processes for common hazards.
  • Contribute to setting up and running of WHS consultation and participation processes.

Please contact education@fsaus.com.au for enrolments and further information.

Units of Competency

BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems

BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors

BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management

BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws

BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS520 Manage implementation of emergency procedures

BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

Assessment:
Assessment activities include a combination of knowledge questions, scenarios and workplace projects. All assessment is uploaded to our student portal. Upon successful completion of the qualification participants will be awarded the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41419.

Delivery Method:

Face to Face Interactive Learning
Face to Face interactive learning requires participants to attend five (5) days of face to face training workshops utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios. After the completion of the five (5) face to face training participants will then have access to the student portal and 12 months to complete and submit the assessments. The 5 day face-to-face course curriculum does not allow time for participants to complete their assessments in the classroom. All assessments are completed and submitted post course cis the Online Portal over a 12 month period. Refer to the Participant Handbooks for further information and conditions on enrolment periods. It is optional for participants to take their own laptop or tablet.

Distance Education
Self-paced Distance education gives participants the flexibility to complete the course at their own pace within the stipulated course timeframes without the need to attend face to face workshops. Courseware is provided online via the Student Portal and email. Assessments are to be completed within 12 months from enrolment. Refer to the Participant Handbook for further information and conditions on enrolment periods. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for those with adequate industry experience.


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