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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety – BSB41415

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Course Overview

If you’re passionate about improving safety, become an Occupational/Workplace Health and Safety Professional and provide leadership and guidance to help protect others.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the recognised qualification to become a Work Health and Safety Coordinator.

You'll learn the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the safe running of a business.

Start this course when it best suits you. We can work with you to develop an individual study plan designed to help you reach your goals.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work as an WH&S Professional in a variety of industry and business settings.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Mon 8th July, 2 Nights a Week (Mon & Wed), 6pm - 9pm / 2019

Starts Wed 5th Feb, 2 nights a week (Mon,Wed), 6pm-9pm / 2020

Starts Wed 1st July, 2 nights a week (Mon,Wed), 6pm-9pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE entry requirements

There are no requirements for practical placement in this course.

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Completion of year 11 and experience in a work environment is advantageous.
Core Units
Assist with compliance with WHS laws
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
Assist with responding to incidents
Elective Units
Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
Assist with workplace monitoring processes
Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
Write simple documents

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assessments
  • Scenario based projects

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Class time is 6-9pm 2 nights per week.

Students will be allocated learning tasks to be completed in between classes. These tasks will take approximately 5 hours to complete.

Students are asked to arrive promptly for classes and to let the trainer know if they are unable to attend.

Students are encouraged to make contact with their trainer whenever help is needed.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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