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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

BSB41415

  • Get the minimum qualification to work as a WHS Officer with a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415)
  • Nationally recognised & government accredited 
  • Study online & fit your course around work hours

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 12 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 6 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 1 year.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Online quizzes & assignments
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Identifying hazards
  • Assessing & controlling risk
  • Contributing to WHS in the workplace
  • Managing consultation on WHS issues
  • Building business relationships
  • Developing teams & individuals
  • Researching, analysing & presenting workplace information
  • Planning & implementing emergency response procedures

Course structure

10 units

Units

  1. BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in work health and safety (WHS) legislation. It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.

  2. BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment & risk control


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the processes of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing WHS risks, and developing, implementing and evaluating risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements.

  3. BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to work health and safety (WHS) incidents which includes accidents.

  4. BHBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing & maintaining WHS consultation & participation processes


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to setting up, running and improving work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes that are prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information identifying and delivering related training and improving the consultation and participation processes.

  5. BSBWHS405 - Contribute to implementing & maintaining WHS management systems


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) as it applies to own work area and job role.

  6. BSBSUS301 - Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to setting up, running and improving work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes that are prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information identifying and delivering related training and improving the consultation and participation processes.

  7. BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation


    This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.

    It applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes; such as marketing, training and promotions and contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.

  8. BSBWHS407 - Assist with claims management, rehabilitation & return-to-work programs


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with the management of workers’ compensation claims, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs. It applies to individuals who assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs.

    Note that the unit does not in any way address the process of treating the worker for their injury or illness, as this is the task of health and rehabilitation professionals. Instead, the unit focuses on assisting with managing claims and ensuring that the organisation supports the worker through return-to-work programs.

  9. BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with the work health and safety (WHS) management of contractors. The WHS management of contractors has a strong focus on compliance with WHS organisational and legislative requirements.

    This unit applies to individuals who either work in an organisation that are supplied with services by contractors or working in organisations that supply such services.

  10. BSBWHS510 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation of planning and response procedures for emergencies. The focus is on implementation of procedures already developed for short-term emergency responses and assumes that expert advice will be available in identifying potential emergencies and in formulating response plans.

    It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for managing work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace who contribute to the implementation of procedures for responding to emergencies and who are involved in a wide variety of WHS contexts and industries.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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