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The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of occupational health and safety across all a broad range of industries in Australia. It is relevant to supervisors, Health and safety representatives, safety officers and those are involved in the management of occupational risk. The Certificate IV is considered the minimum qualification required for anyone wishing to work within the field of occupational health and safety.
There are no formal requirements to gain entry into this qualification; however the Scope Training workshops are aimed at participants who have workplace experience of health and safety systems and operations (e.g hazard report forms). School leavers will not be enrolled into this qualification.
There are two main pathways into this qualification
Ideally participants should hold a Certificate III in Health and Safety. However there are a number of other accepted qualifications from industry areas such as Business and Management or high risk industries. Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals looking to migrate into a health and safety role. If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing qualifications please contact our friendly team.
Many students enter this qualification without holding existing qualifications. As the programs are designed based upon the work environment, experience within that environment is an acceptable point of entry. In regards to the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety, this may include but not limited to experience within a health & safety environment, or another closely related field, this may be either as a team member, supervisor or leading hand. If you would like to discuss your acceptance based upon your existing experience please contact our friendly team.
The amount of effort and time required for this qualification is based upon your existing skills and experience (find out more on how competency based learning works). It is suggested that the course take approximately 300 hours of learning. However we find that due to our learner profile and the methods by which our programs are structured this is rarely the case. As a guide:
30 minutes (through RPL) to 50 hours
We provide students with the ability to complete the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety over a one year period; however we find that the average time is between 3 to 6 months. During that time there is a large variance in the amount of time each student spends working on the qualification. Please contact our staff if you would like an estimate based upon your individual situation
Upon successful completion of 10 units, participants will be awarded the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41419) The Certificate IV in WHS is highly regarded as the minimum industry standard. Job roles include; Work Health and Safety Officer/coordinator, safety advisor, WHS representative, Health and Safety representative, return to work co-ordinator.
Participants will learn how to identify and comply with legislation, Identify, assess, control hazards, contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation process, you will learn how to contribute to workplace emergency procedures and monitoring as well the injury management. This will provide participants with the skills they need to effectively co –ordinate workplace health and safety.
Broadly the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) confirms to an employer your application of the following skills within a project environment:Communication, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and Organising, Self-management, Learning and Technology skills.
Further information is contained within each of the units.
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety WHS requires the completion of 10 units. The following are those selected by Scope Training in consultation with industry. Alternative units can be selected, please contact our friendly team to arrange.
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work effectively within the health and safety environment, including specific positions as a Health and Safety Coordinator, Advisor or Representative. Furthermore a qualification from Scope Training advocates that the learner has demonstrated the ability to apply these skills in a work context, reassuring employers of job-readiness.
Job Roles include:
Work Health and Safety Officer/coordinator, safety advisor, WHS representative, Health and Safety representative, return to work co-ordinator, Health and Safety Advisor
After successful completion of the Certificate IV in Work Health and safety further educational pathways include:
Diploma of Work Health and Safety, Certificate IV in Frontline Management as well as opening the door to many other qualifications.