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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415

Overview

On completion of this program, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to contribute to the implementation of a broad range of contemporary WHS issues including compliance with WHS and related legislation, WHS consultation, systematic WHS management, hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.

This program is suitable for people wanting to gain entry level WHS officer/advisor positions in organisations where occupational health and safety is part of their duties.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415
Program No: C4-HC54
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full time (approximately 25 hours per week) in the evening and daytime OR part-time equivalent.

Plus additional 10 hours per week (approximately) individual learning such as, online activities, projects, team work, workplace application and practising your skills and knowledge in the simulated learning facility located on campus.

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.
Likely Job Outcome: Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator, Workplace Health and Safety Officer/Advisor.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Purchase of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other materials may be required for some subjects.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:
- have access to a workplace for completion of assessable tasks
AND
- you may need to demonstrate appropriate reading, writing and oral communication skills by undertaking a literacy assessment (ASCF level 3). You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

Early in your program your skills will be checked - if you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level needed, you will be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program. Additional assistance in word processing and database are available if required.

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If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 10 subjects

  • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
    • CIT Code: LEGL135
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in work health and safety (WHS) legislation. It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.
      This unit applies to individuals who assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in WHS laws as part of a systematic approach to managing WHS. This unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS406
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to setting up, running and improving work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes that are prescribed in legislation. It also covers contributing to communicating relevant information identifying and delivering related training and improving the consultation and participation processes.
      This unit applies to individuals whose job role includes contributing to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes in their work area and job role.
      This unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
    • CIT Code: OHSS518
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the processes of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing WHS risks, and developing, implementing and evaluating risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements.
      It applies to individuals who contribute to WHS risk management processes in their work role in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
    • CIT Code: OHSS519
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) as it applies to own work area and job role.
      It applies to individuals with responsibilities for contributing to an organisation's WHSMS as part of their work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
    • CIT Code: OHSS520
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to work health and safety (WHS) incidents which includes accidents.
      It applies to individuals who work under supervision and use some discretion and judgement to respond to incidents within their level of responsibility.
      The unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
    • CIT Code: MKTG156
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.
      This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
    • CIT Code: MGNT309
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.
      It applies to individuals who are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
    • CIT Code: WKNV138
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:  This unit covers the competency required to implement workplace emergency prevention procedures within a workplace or a defined group of workplaces.  The person undertaking this work may be supervising some people in the workplace. All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, workplace policies and procedures, and accepted safe practices. This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745—2010.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
    • CIT Code: COMM344
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity.
      It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents
    • CIT Code: OHSS447
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage.
      It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise.
      This unit applies to individuals required to investigate incidents in relation to prevention of future incidents.
      The unit applies to people who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Work Health and Safety BSB51315

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au