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BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION

This qualification suits those with (or seeking) responsibilities in work health and safety, across all sectors, government and corporate. Because of the frequent investigative role of safety officers, this qualification sits perfectly with those interested in undertaking safety audits and investigating incidents.

This qualification will give you specialised skills to seek work as a safety inspector or related job. Qualified safety inspectors are highly sought after, particularly in the resources sector.

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.

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COURSE UNITS - Click on the unit codes for a brief description.

Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with establishing and maintaining workplace compliance with work health and safety (WHS) laws. It includes identifying applicable WHS laws, duties, rights and obligations, and the necessary actions to ensure WHS compliance in the workplace.

It also includes assisting with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in WHS laws and those of WHS regulators.

The unit applies to those working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing and maintaining work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation as prescribed in legislation.

It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information, identifying feedback opportunities, and improving consultation and participation.

The unit applies to those working in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

Write complex documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.

The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

Implement continuous improvement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement continuous improvement of systems and processes of an organisation. It includes using systems and strategies to encourage the team to participate in the process, monitoring and reviewing performance, and identifying opportunities for further improvements.

The unit applies to managers who are responsible for implementing the continuous improvement process to achieve the objectives of the organisation.

Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation’s standards and values.

The unit applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These leaders have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise.

Contribute to WHS risk management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to WHS risk management, which includes the processes for identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards and assessing and controlling the risk relating to those identified hazards.

It involves contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements.

The unit applies to those working in a broad range of roles across all industries. WHS hazard identification and risk control processes are those defined in written workplace procedures.

Contribute to implementing WHS management systems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to implementing a plan for a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) that applies to own role.

The unit applies to individuals with responsibilities for contributing to the implementation of an organisation’s WHSMS as part of their work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

NOTES

1. The terms ‘occupational health and safety’ (OHS) and ‘work health and safety’ (WHS) are equivalent, and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where model WHS laws have not been implemented, registered training organisations (RTOs) are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to existing WHS legislative requirements.

2. The model WHS laws include the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model WHS Codes of Practice. See Safe Work Australia for further information.

3. For the purposes of this unit of competency ‘safe systems of work’ refers to a formal procedure that results from systematic examination of a task in order to identify all the hazards. It defines safe methods to ensure that hazards are eliminated or, where this is not possible, risks are minimised.

Contribute to workplace incident response

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to workplace incidents according to work health and safety (WHS) legislative and organisational requirements.

The unit applies to those who contribute to workplace incident responses by undertaking a varied range of activities in a structured and familiar work environment as defined in written procedures. It applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

NOTES

1. The terms ‘incident’ and ‘accident’ are equivalent. Specific state/territory legislation may use one or the other. In jurisdictions where model WHS laws have not been implemented, RTOs are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to the existing state/territory OHS legislative requirements and industry-specific legislative variances.

2. The terms ‘occupational health and safety’ (OHS) and ‘work health and safety’ (WHS) are equivalent, and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where model WHS laws have not been implemented, registered training organisations (RTOs) are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to existing WHS legislative requirements.

3. The model WHS laws include the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model WHS Codes of Practice. See Safe Work Australia for further information.

Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with managing the work health and safety (WHS) implications of using contractors. It involves identifying contractor duties, establishing organisational WHS compliance requirements associated with those duties, establishing and communicating the requirements expected of contractors, monitoring contractor compliance with WHS requirements, and implementing required responses to identified non-compliance.

The unit applies to those who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries in organisations that use contractors to supply services, including labour hire and temporary workers, cleaning, catering, security, maintenance, repairs, installations and alterations, and major contracts and projects, as relevant to the organisation. This includes casual and volunteer workers. It does not cover visitors, or outworkers or suppliers of goods, materials or products to workplaces.

Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and then monitoring their effectiveness. The unit requires the application of knowledge associated with work health and safety (WHS) legislation, and organisational policies and procedures relating to controlling hazardous chemicals.

The unit applies to those who work under supervision and use some discretion and judgement to respond to monitoring hazardous chemicals in the workplace. It applies to hazardous chemicals with the potential to harm human health, which may be solids, liquids or gases – pure substances or mixtures. When used in the workplace these substances often generate vapours, fumes, dusts and/or mists.

COURSE INFORMATION

While there are no entry requirements for this qualifications (BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety) you will need, computer skills, writing skills and some maths.

This qualification requires you to complete a language, literacy and numeracy test.

All students require a USI (Unique Student Identifier) number regardless of the studies undertaken. You can apply for a USI by clicking this link. There is no cost and once you have a USI you will keep it for all future studies. You can use the same link to FIND your USI number.
Benefits to you as a student:

– The USI will collect your VET achievements regardless of where you have studied
– Access to your achievements with secure digital transcripts
– More control and access to your educational information.
– VET achievements can be found, collated and authenticated into a single transcript.
– Records are safe in one place

Please note that if you do not supply Professional Investigators College of Australasia with a USI number, PICA is not legally able to issue you with your Statement of Attainment or qualification certificate.

More information can be found on our resources page.

Resources Required for this Course (BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety)

  • Computer
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Access to a printer
  • Access to a scanner

Your practical assessments will require you to simulate actual workplace tasks and resources which relate to the unit of competency.

Hence, you must have access to;

a video camera or other video recording device;
a mobile phone;

This nationally recognised qualification (BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety) is available via face-to-face and online self-paced learning methods. E- learning students have 12 months from the date of enrolment to complete the qualification.

Because everyone learns at different rates, the duration of the course will vary depending upon the hours that you dedicate to your studies.

Total nominal hours: 670 hours

Maximum duration of the course 12 months access (Extension can be purchased)

Graduates of work health and safety have the skills and ability to move into any role involving WHS/OHS either on a full-time or committee basis. Having safety management qualifications can open up many job opportunities in both public and private organisation.

WHS qualified officers are in high demand across the country.

THE COURSE WILL ASSIST ANYONE SEEKING A CAREER IN:

  • The resources sector is particularly a growth industry who rely on trained WHS personnel.
  • For investigators, adding WHS qualifications can open up many opportunities in safety and incident investigations, auditing and reporting.

Participants with previous investigation qualifications and experience may apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment. This alternate assessment method may reduce the amount of time required to complete this qualification.

Refer to RPL information on the Resources page for more information.

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Professional Investigators College of Australasia is committed towards its obligations for fee transparency, three easy fee payment options which creates flexibility so that students can concentrate on whats important to them which is completing their qualification (1097NAT Cert IV in Justice Studies). Our refund policy can be found on our Resources page or Page 28 of the Student Handbook.

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