Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
|Department:||Centre for Health and Nursing|
|Study Area(s):||Occupational Health and Safety|
|Course Length:||Part-time night (1 year)|
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
Moonee Ponds Campus Open Day Saturday 10th August from 10am-2pm call 9094 3302 for further information.
This course provides training for people who wish to work as Occupational Health and Safety Officers, Health and Safety Inspectors and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 fields, 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 Training 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 and literacy skills as well as basic computer skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have some work experience or a desire to work in the Occupational Health and Safety field.
How do I apply?
Applications are being taken for our 2014 intake. You will be contacted by email to attend an information session on Saturday 10th August at 12.30pm,
Tuesday 22nd October at 6pm or Thursday 14th November at 6pm.
To register your interest please apply online at the top of this page.
Correspondence will be through email. Please provide a current email address. For further information please call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact Anna Gabriele on (03) 9094 3302.
If you are interested in completing this course online please register your details for our Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety ONLINE course.
How will I be selected for this course?
The criteria for acceptance are:
- Reasonable standard of numeracy and literacy
- Ability to think logically
- Good interpersonal; communication skills
- Awareness of and commitment to undertaking the course.
- Enthusiasm for OHS
- Basic computer and internet skills.
Students who do not have basic computer skills will be encouraged to complete all or some units from the Certificate III in Information Technology which will be timetabled around the Certificate IV qualification.
How long is the course?
This is a one year part-time course.
Face to face classes are held on Thursday nights with a blended online delivery Monday nights.
Where and how can I study?
The course is currently offered at the Moonee Ponds Campus on a part time basis, which will be one to two evenings per week (including an online component). Classes run in the evening from 6pm-9pm. This year, face to face classes are held on a Thursday with online classes on a Monday night.
How will I be assessed?
You will need to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. You may be assessed by a combination of written assignments or tests, oral tests and practical assessments in class and in the work place. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. If needed, you will have the chance for reassessment and appeal.
Applications are now being taken for the 2014 intake.
What will I study?
This qualification consists of 9 units and involves 400 nominal hours of delivery.