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BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

National ID: BSB41419 State ID: BER2
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Are you seeking a career in Work Health and Safety (WHS)?

PCBU (persons conducting a business or undertaking) and business owners have a responsibility to health and safety in the workplace and require WHS professionals. This course will provide you with the skills to develop a career as a WHS professional such as a WHS advisor or officer.

After completing this qualification, you will be able to work as a health and safety practitioner and become responsible for the corresponding WHS functions within a workplace. Minimum requirement in industry for WHS practitioners is usually the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

This course suits anyone looking for a new career in a familiar industry, or a course to compliment an existing qualification. The Informed choices section below lists inherent requirements required to successfully complete this certificate. 

  • Risk assessment
  • WHS compliance and legal requirements
  • Incident response
  • Return to work programs
  • Familiarity and requirements of an Integrated Management System (IMS)

Inherent requirements you would require to successfully complete this qualification:

  • Ability to navigate the Microsoft 365 suite in particular Excel and Word
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to write documents legibly
  • A basic understanding of mathematics (arithmetic)
  • Skilled at navigating websites on internet for research purposes
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions/signs/meters including specific information from tables and Safety Data Sheets

    Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

    Free in 2023

    This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

    Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Free in '23  page for further information.

    If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

    School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
    C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

    You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

    Delivery of this course consists of on campus classes (face to face learning) and some online learning. 
    The qualification can be completed full-time in one semester (6 months), with 5 units offered per term. Students have the option of choosing part-time studies and completing the course over 12 months.

    There is a significant amount of reading and writing in the course and computer literacy is required to complete assignments and internet research.

    Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential.
    If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

    As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

    Other job titles may include:

    • Workplace Health and safety officer
    • Health and Safety Advisor
    • Health and Safety Consultant

    Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

    Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

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