Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Code BSB41415
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 440 hours

Course Overview

The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the recognised qualification to become a Work Health and Safety Co-ordinator.
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks relating to the safe running of a business.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

After gaining the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, you might wish to undertake further study in the BSB51315 – Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the OHS department in a variety of business settings.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 8th July, 2 Nights a Week (Mon & Wed), 6pm – 9pm / 2019

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 440 $3.60 $1,584.00 $6.50 $2,860.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 440 $0.72 $316.80 $6.50 $2,860.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 440 $3.60 $1,584.00 $6.50 $2,860.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 440 $0.72 $316.80 $6.50 $2,860.00
Full Fee 440 $10.00 $4,400.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 440 $1.00 $440.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to attend an interview and undertake a pre-training review to determine prior knowledge, skills, experience and suitability to the course.
Completion of year 11 and experience in a work environment is advantageous.

Units of Competency

BSB41415 – Core Units

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

BSB41415 – Elective Units

BSBWHS407 – Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
BSBWHS408 – Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWHS409 – Assist with workplace monitoring processes
BSBWHS510 – Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Additional Information

There are no requirements for practical placement in this course. Students are asked to arrive promptly for classes and to let the trainer know if they are unable to attend.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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