Duration:
0.5 years part time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face, Online
Location: 
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Overview

Equip yourself with skills and knowledge to deliver effective work health and safety (WHS) procedures in the workplace.

You will gain fundamental knowledge in workplace health and safety, including compliance requirements, risk management, WHS consultation and participation process and implementation of WHS management systems.

You will gain competencies in:

  • writing complex documents
  • contributing to implementing WHS monitoring processes
  • assisting with managing WHS compliance of contractors
  • contributing to workplace incident response
  • showing leadership in the workplace
  • implementing and monitoring environmentally sustainable work practices.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

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Careers in Work Health & Safety

Possible career opportunities include:

  • occupational health and safety representative
  • occupational health and safety leader
  • occupational health and safety manager.

Course structure

To be awarded the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, a student must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of competency, comprising of:

  • five (5) core units, and;
  • five (5) elective units, of which:
  • three (3) units must be selected from Group A, and;
  • two (2) units may be selected as follows:
  • both units may be selected from Group A, Group B or any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level, and;
  • one (1) unit may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma, from any currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

In addition, electives must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment, contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

CORE UNITS

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A

Group B

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers for Course Structure:

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who may or may not work under supervision. Potential participants in this course may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: VET

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • Full-fee paying place pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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