BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health
and Safety

Course Overview

This qualification is designed specifically to provide you with the specialised skills and knowledge required to pursue a career within the Work Health and Safety Industry.  This course is generally considered to be the minimum entry point to anyone wanting to embark on a career in the Work Health and Safety industry.

During this training you will gain the knowledge to be able to oversee workplace procedures, analyse workplace processes to produce improved policies, ensuring a safe working environment for your organisation.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years or older and will be required to demonstrate the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills.

Whilst there is no formal pre-requisite required to enrol into this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience working as a supervisor, WHS Personnel and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.

Entrants to this program will undergo a Pre-qualification Interview to determine suitability and assess current knowledge and experience, to ensure that this is the right qualification relative to your career progression.

A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment is offered to students that can demonstrate a minimum of two (2) years industry experience. The RPL Assessment process is undertaken by a qualified industry experienced Trainer & Assessor who will measure your prior knowledge and experience against the performance criteria of the qualification. As a result, you may not need to complete the entire qualification if you already possess some of the criteria taught within this qualification. If you apply for RPL and your application is successful you could:

  • Reduce or eliminate the need to undertake training in skills and knowledge you already have
  • Save time by reducing the number of classes you will need to attend
  • Complete your qualification in a shorter time
  • Advance to a higher-level qualification, in a shorter time, if desired.

Students may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer by providing evidence of previous studies where there is equivalence to the units of competency within the qualification. For more information please refer to the Fresh Start Education Student Handbook.

 

Course Structure

Fresh Start Education deliver relevant industry training and assessment that provides you with the skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve this Nationally Approved and Accredited Workplace Health and Safety Qualification

Our course content has been purposefully developed to be future-focused, complete with current industry topics that are practical and relevant to your industry!

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 5 core and 5 elective units of competency.

To make sure this is the right qualification for you, please review the units of competency listed below to ensure that your scope of works meets the requirements of the qualification.

Whilst there is no formal pre-requisite required to enroll into this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience working in as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contributeto WHS within the workplace. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.

Entrants to this program will undergo a Pre-qualification Interview to determine suitability and assess current knowledge and experience, to ensure that this is the right qualification relative to your career progression.

Core Units

BSBWHS412
Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws


BSBWHS413
Contribute to implementing and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes


BSBWHS414
Contribute to WHS risk management


BSBWHS415
Contribute to implementing WHS management systems


BSBWHS416
Contribute to workplace incident response


Elective Units

BSBWHS418
Assist with effective WHS management of contractors


BSBINS401
Analyse and present research information


BSBWRT411
Write complex documents


BSBSTR401
Promote innovation in team environments


BSBLDR411
Demonstrate leadership in the workplace


Delivery Method

Upon finalisation of the RPL Assessment. Students’ will be provided with a Training Plan outlining the units of competency to be trained and assessed. Training delivery is varied to suit the individual learner’s needs. Training may vary from online delivery, classroom based and/or one on one at your workplace. Training will be scheduled in collaboration with you prior to commencement.

Technical Requirements

Students will need regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets
  • A PDF Reader installed

DURATION: Maximum 12 Months