QUALIFICATION

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety


National Code: BSB41419
TAFE SA Code: TP01156


Description

This course is designed for people currently working in a WHS role who may or may not work under supervision. It reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators. It covers compliance, consultation and participation processes, hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control, WHS managing systems and responding to incidents.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,100
$2,200
Concession
$803
$1,606

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,672
$3,344

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
    • This course has more than one intake each Semester and you will commence at the next available intake.
    • This course is delivered online, supported by regular, optional web conferencing tutorials.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Work Health, Safety & Environment Professional

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41419)
    This course covers compliance with WHS laws, WHS consultation and participation processes, hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control, WHS managing systems and responding to incidents. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 5 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws 40
    Contribute to Implementation and Maintenance of WHS Consultation and Participation Processes 40
    Contribute to implementing WHS management systems 50
    Contribute to WHS risk management 60
    Contribute to workplace incident response 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse and present research information 40
    Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors 40
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
    Make a presentation 30
    Write complex documents 50
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