Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
|Department:||Centre for Health and Nursing|
|Study Area(s):||Occupational Health and Safety|
|Course Length:||Flexible (1 year)|
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
The course provides training for people who wish to work as Occupational Health and Safety Officers, other Health and Safety professionals or enhance their ability to perform the Health and Safety Representative role.
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2013 courses.
|Government Subsidised||Concession||Full fee|
|Enrolment type||Average annual course fee#||Average annual course fee#||Average annual course fee#|
# Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as student services and IT fees. Click here to view 2013 Student Services and IT fees.
If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees. For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Call the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or (03) 9279 2222 for a fee schedule. Cost will depend on your personal circumstances and previous qualifications.
Alternatively email email@example.com. There may be an extra cost for reference books and specialised materials. Concession may be available for those that have valid health care cards and who meet the criteria.
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to obtain entry level employment as occupational health and safety practitioners. It is also designed to train those currently employed in occupational health and safety, assist those seeking employment in this field and provide a practical approach to occupational health and safety.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills for working in the field of occupational health and safety or safety management.
What qualifications will I receive?
When you successfully complete this course, you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
You may be able to continue on to higher level studies, such as a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.
Can I apply?
There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy, computer and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.
How do I apply?
To register your interest please apply on-line and register your details. You will then receive contact from us via email . For further information please contact Anna Gabriele on (03) 9094 3302.
How will I be selected for this course?
Attend a 15 minute telephone interview or face to face meeting.
The aim of this meeting is to ensure:
- You are prepared for studying online with self paced progress
- Have the ability to read and write about complex documents
- Have intermediate computer skills (are able to use email, the internet, use files and word documents)
- You have a commitment and enthusiasm for OHS and/or access to a workplace to complete assessment tasks
How long is the course?
As this course is flexible, there is no definite start or end date. There is an average duration of approx 1 year, however this is flexible.
Where and how can I study?
The course is offered in flexible mode with some face to face support available by arrangement at the Moonee Ponds campus.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written and practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.
Recognition of Prior Learning/Recognition of Current Competency is available.
This is a process of recognising that you already have achieved competency in one or more of the units of competency. The process provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate competency as a result of the relevant skills and knowledge you have gained from any combination of:
- other courses/training
- life experience
- work experience or
- wherever else you have developed and maintained your competency.
Please discuss this at interview if you think you already have competency from any of the above situations.
Important considerations when applying to study an online course:
Due to the nature of online learning applicants must consider whether this is best way for them to learn.
- Do you work well independently?
- Are you self directed and motivated?
- Do you have a high level of commitment to completing the qualification?
- Are you able to commit to 6 - 8 hours per week to reading, research and assessment requirements?
If you are not sure whether online learning will suit you, the following website has information and a questionnaire to complete that may help you in deciding.
Other considerations about online learning
It is expected that you will:
- Maintain contact with the your teacher
- Maintain the communications portal (Kangan Institute Online) by checking
emails/message boards/ announcements at a minimum weekly
- Complete all units within specific timeframes (timetable will be provided at enrolment)
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows PC: Macintosh:
Platform: Windows XP
CPU: Pentium 3
Memory: 256Mb RAM
Platform: OS10.1 up
Memory: 256Mb RAM
For information relating to software requirements please click on link below. (Kangan Institute Online currently uses Vista Enterprise 4 Application Pack 2 Service Pack 2 - v4.2.2)
Our aim is to promote a learning community where students can learn and network with each other as well as from the teacher/facilitator.
What will I study?
This qualification consists of 9 units and involves 400 nominal hours of delivery.