Skip to main content

Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of six months full-time or twelve months part-time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin, Yulara
Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin, Yulara

Course code

BSB41419

Overview

This qualification applies to individuals working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Waterfront Darwin (CRICOS Course No. 103492G).

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as BSB41419 include:
>WHS adviser or WHS officer
>Workcover/Worksafe Inspector
>Occupational Health and Safety Technician
>Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill 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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@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

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to BSB51319 Diploma of Work
Health and Safety. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Fees

Domestic Course Fees
2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $1,575.00, and for students who are not eligible is $4,500.00.

Further information on the types of fees associated with a VET enrolment can be found in VET Fees.

International tuition Fees

The total course tuition fee for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $7,400.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

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.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 450.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws 40
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes 40
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management 60
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems 50
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response 40
  Total nominal hours for core units 230
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 5 units)
BSBCMM411 Make presentations 30
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information 40
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace 50
BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work 50
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents 50
  Total nominal hours for elective units 220
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 450

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this qualification; this includes:

  • the ability to read, write and interpret a range of documentation;
  • computer literacy to research the internet, send/receive email and produce word-processed documents;
  • BSB30719 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or vocational experience in WHS roles.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency  
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

I wanted to turn my regular job into my dream job, and the Charles Darwin University course offered exactly what I needed: practical skills.

Yulia

CDU Student

Yulila Shche writing at a desk / working from home

Course details

Accreditation

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, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin, Yulara

Study Mode: On campus, online or both

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

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Safety Inspector
Area of study
Business and Retail Services, Business, Building and Construction, Engineering and Mining, Health, Plumbing, Engineering

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs
103492G
Katherine
103492G
Nhulunbuy
103492G
Tennant Creek
103492G
Waterfront Darwin
103492G
Yulara
103492G

We’re here to help you

By submitting this form you agree to receive future student communications such as key date reminders, study tips, real student stories and more. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. See our privacy policy for more information.