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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

  • National Course Code: BSB41419
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB41419-01V01-21NEW-199

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11.5 Hours per week

Duration

40 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

If you would like a career in the Work Health and Safety area, then the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is for you. Designed by industry professionals, this qualification will give you a broad range of practical knowledge and skills, allowing you to provide accurate, valid and timely WHS advice and assist with improving workplace safety.

The course covers a range of units of competency including:

  • The implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Assisting with responding to incidents
  • Contributing to WHS hazard identification
  • Risk assessment and risk control
  • Assisting with claims management
  • Rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
  • Assisting with compliance with current WHS regulations
  • Writing complex documents and making presentations

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety can lead to a range of career opportunities including Work Health and Safety (WHS) Systems Officer, Work Health and Safety Coordinator and Safety Health and Wellbeing Advisor.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate III level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • experience in industry, to at least a Certificate III level or equivalent, including health and safety experience as a team member or supervisor, conducting safety observations, identifying hazards, doing risk assessments, experiencing site safety inductions, being a safety committee member, or attending toolbox group or team safety talks
  • been assessed on your existing skills and knowledge during either the scheduled information session, orientation session, and/or first day of class, through a WHS questionnaire
  • complete the Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) skills assessment, by completing the RU Ready online assessment, within the first 4 weeks of class

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • have access to a computer hardware and software, to complete word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and internet research

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 21 January 2021 10.00am to 11.00am via Microsoft Teams at: https://tinyurl.com/CIV-Dip-WHS--2021S1
Thursday, 21 January 2021 5.30pm to 6.30pm via Microsoft Teams at: https://tinyurl.com/CIV-Dip-WHS--2021S1
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10.00am to 11.00am via Microsoft Teams at: https://tinyurl.com/CIV-Dip-WHS--2021S1
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 5.30pm to 6.30pm via Microsoft Teams at: https://tinyurl.com/CIV-Dip-WHS--2021S1

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 40 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed assessment research, assignment preparation, reading, research, and workplace activities.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are already working in industry, and perform health and safety functions, and seek to expand their skills, or would like to work as a health and safety advisor/coordinator, or supplement their current role in industry
  • may have successfully completed other qualifications
  • have good self-directed learning skills
  • may have been away from formal learning for some time, and require advice and support of successful study skills

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners and further support services include:

  • Additional Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support, may be provided in the classroom where a need has been highlighted through screening. If you have identified as having a disability, you are eligible to receive individual tutorial support, determined on an individual basis

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, from 5.30pm to 9.00pm, and Thursday, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • general stationery items
  • a USB
  • headphones

Some softcopy resources and workbooks are provided. If hard copies are required, this will be at your own expense.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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