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Vocational Education & Training

BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Safety Inspector

This course is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

This qualification may also be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Occupational Health and Safety include:

  • WorkCover Inspector
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Pathways from the qualification

BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

Course information flyer(s)


2019 Course Information Flyers will be published early in 2019.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, a Pre - enrolment interview will be conducted and your lecturer will determine whether a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is necessary to establish support requirements.

Course fees

2019 VET fees will be published early in December 2018.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the BSB Business Services Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

    Study Mode: External, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877
Fax: N/A
Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: vet.business@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE IV IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY a total of TEN (10) units of competency must be completed comprising FIVE  (5) Core and FIVE (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 398.

 
ALICE SPRINGS 
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
40
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
40
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
60
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
50
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents 40
  Total nominal hours for core units
230
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
30
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
30
PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are Implemented
8
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
50
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
50
  Total nominal hours for elective units
168
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
398

 

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 498.

WATERFRONT DARWIN
 
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
40
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
40
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
60
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
50
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents 40
  Total nominal hours for core units
230
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY 
BSBWHS407 Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
50
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
30
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
40
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
50
PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are Implemented
8
  Total nominal hours for elective units
178
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
408

 

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