In recent years, there have been three major impacts on training in work health and safety (WHS) in the vocational education and training (VET) sector: legislative change, national strategy, and changes in employment opportunities and professional recognition.
This increasing recognition of, and demand for, WHS practitioners is reflected in the development of both higher education and VET WHS qualifications. The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is considered to be an important first step for those who wish to become certified practitioners.
Why are WHS Practitioners in demand
When you complete the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, you’ll have the confidence and ability to manage a WHS program across a broad range of industries. You’ll extend your understanding of WHS information and data systems, emergency procedures, hazard and risk management, incident investigation and research analysis.
This qualification is suitable for people who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in one or more fields of work in an organization, such as a WHS practitioner or HR practitioner. They may work under the guidance
of an occupational health and safety professional.
- Increased demand for practitioners within larger organisations to set up WHS management systems that mesh with company policies and procedures, and that also meet regulatory, tender and external accreditation requirements
- Increasing consolidation of the WHS role and that of allied areas such as workers’ compensation, rehabilitation/return-to work, quality, human resources management and training and, increasingly, environment and security
- Greater specialisation of the WHS practitioner role, particularly in larger organisations, as well as an increased reliance on WHS consultants, particularly among medium-sized organisations
- An increasing requirement for WHS practitioners to understand how WHS can contribute to the overall business strategy and to build related communication/change management skills.
Units of Competency
The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety consists of 10 units of competency – 5 core and 5 electives. To complete this qualification, you must successfully complete all 10 units as listed below:
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response
BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
BSBCMM411 Make a presentation
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
Program of Study
The program is delivered over a series of workshops and sel -paced to cover theory and coaching sessions addressing industry contexts.
- 10 workshops X Eight (8) hours face to face training in class
- Support provided by the trainer and assessor to address questions. Managed via Team Viewer, Skype, Email; subject to the needs of the student
- Students are encouraged to research and study beyond the minimum sixteen (16) hours per week
Minimum Entry Requirements
- Be 18 years or older
- Complete Pre-course evaluation
- Have a work-life balance so as to undertake self-paced study and have access to internet, email and social media
- Have the Foundation Skills described such as language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance
On successful completion of the enrolment process, students will undergo an induction program including:
- Introduction to Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety training staff
- Confirmation of the course being delivered
- The training and assessment procedures including method, format and purpose of assessment
- Qualifications to be issues
- Student handbook provided
- Assessment is competency based
- The student’s performance is assessed on satisfactory completion of the required online test and face-to-face workshops assessment activities
Online and telephone support is available throughout the duration of the course.
Students are encouraged to email all their academic enquiries directly to the trainers or the course coordinator One-on-one support is also available on request.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you have professional experience in the OHS/WHS and/or Quality Auditing sectors and would like to arrange a face to face interview with one of our trainers to discuss your RPL possibilities, please contact the Course Coordinator directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Pathway – Where to from here?
The BSB Business Services Training Package has offers flexibility when selecting elective units of competency Students may consider BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.
$1995 per participant. It is Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety’s policy that the course fee will be all-inclusive.
Students will not be ‘surprised’ by unexpected requirements, fees or expenses.
Course Fee: Please email email@example.com
30/01/2023 to 30/06/2023