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BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

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Free TAFE

Next intake May 2023
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
Duration Part-time: 6 months

Course description

Are you looking for a career in Work Health and Safety (WHS)? Whether you work in the industry or are looking to start a WHS role, you will learn a range of relevant WHS laws, processes and systems and how to protect people and property.

Importantly, our WHS course includes both Model WHS legislation and Victorian OHS legislation, which considers the differences in Victorian requirements.

Find out more about our work, health and safety courses or our Industry Short Courses.

Take advantage of Job Trainer and Free TAFE! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Possible career outcomes

  • Work health and safety officer

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.


Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 19 Jan 2023 
BlendedStart: 6 Feb 2023
Monday Night 5.30pm to 9.30pm
 
Part-time: 6 months    
2023 May
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 15 Jan 2023
Close: 1 May 2023 
BlendedStart: 2 May 2023
Tuesday Night 5.30pm to 9.30pm
 
Part-time: 6 months  Apply  
2023 July
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
BlendedStart: 13 Jul 2023
Thursday Night 5.30pm to 9.30pm
 
Part-time: 6 months    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

Additional attendance information

Intakes for on-campus study are generally February and July. You can expect approximately four hours of class attendance, one night a week, over the course duration or you can choose to study online in a blended class environment.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws BSBWHS412 40
Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes BSBWHS413 40
Contribute to implementing WHS management systems BSBWHS415 50
Contribute to WHS risk management BSBWHS414 60
Contribute to workplace incident response BSBWHS416 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work BSBWHS417 50
Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes BSBWHS419 60
Implement and evaluate system of work for managing hazardous chemicals BSBWHS531 40
Make presentations BSBCMM411 30
Write complex documents BSBWRT411 50

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects
  • Exam

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.75 per hour 460 AUD $345.00 AUD $3,105.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.77 per hour 460 AUD $1,734.00 AUD $3,105.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $10.25 per hour 460 AUD $4,715.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $69.00
Resources AUD $300.00

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/01/2023 5:36:57 PM
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