Certificate IV In Work Health And Safety

Occupational health

Certificate IV In Work Health And Safety

Course Code
:
BSB41419
Department
:
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Occupational Health and Safety
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Part-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): Can enrol anytime and start at the next unit offered.
End Date(s): 12 Months from course commencement date
Days and Time: Every third Thursday
2:30pm to 9:00pm

Course Overview

If you are passionate about improving safety in the workplace to prevent illness and injury in your organisation and looking to make a career for yourself as an OHS officer or inspector, then look no further than our entry level Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification. This course is suited to those who already oversee workplace health and safety (WHS) in their workplace or those who are interested in making this their career.

Our nationally accredited Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety course is offered as a part time evening study option. In 12 short months, we’ll teach you the fundamental skills and knowledge for you to take that next step in your career.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

JobTrainer

If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWHS412Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws (BSBWHS412)40
BSBWHS413Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes (BSBWHS413)40
BSBWHS414Contribute to WHS risk management (BSBWHS414)60
BSBWHS415Contribute to implementing WHS management systems (BSBWHS415)50
BSBWHS416Contribute to workplace incident response (BSBWHS416)40

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBMGT401Show Leadership In The Workplace (BSBMGT401)50
BSBRES411Analyse and present research information (BSBRES411)40
BSBSUS401Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (BSBSUS401)40
BSBWHS418Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors (BSBWHS418)40
BSBWRT401Write Complex Documents (BSBWRT401)50

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, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know 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.

Additional comments

You will need to have access to a computer and internet.

What will I study?

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety comprises 10 units.

To view a list of the modules, please click on the course module listing link in the Course Overview section above.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1978.00
$395.60
$5092.20
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$138.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$0.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
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 the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
460 460 $4.30 $0.86 $11.07

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. 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?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

The course will be offered at Broadmeadows Campus on a part time basis and runs one day a week every 3 weeks (including an online component).

Face to face classes are held every 3 weeks on Thursdays 2.30pm to 9.00pm and optional facilitated study groups on the following Wednesday 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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?

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 qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students completing this course can apply for and undertake the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

To register your interest please apply online at the top of this page. Correspondence will be through email. Please provide a current email address.

The criteria for acceptance into the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety are:

  • reasonable standard of numeracy and literacy
  • ability to think logically
  • good interpersonal and 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 in Work Health and Safety qualification)

For further information please call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233)