Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a critical element of any workplace. Undertake Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety to learn the latest industry information. Contribute to improving work health and safety in your organisation.
There will be no enrolment intakes for this course in Semester 2, 2016.
Practical learning from the get-go
Our focus on practical learning means you’ll be taught by experienced and qualified teachers currently working in WHS roles within industry. They’ll guide and mentor you, assist with your career pathway, and offer networking opportunities.
A healthy, safe workplace for all
In the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, you’ll develop your knowledge of key WHS areas including:
- compliance with WHS law
- hazard identification
- incident response
- claims management
Industry connections and resources
Melbourne Polytechnic staff maintain a high level of industry engagement to ensure that you will learn current industry WHS requirements. We have contacts with companies including major construction firms, and others through industry referral.
You will be qualified to work as an enterprise based WHS officer, coordinator and/or advisor, specialising in the following areas:
- hazard identification and risk control
- emergency and incident response
- consultative processes
- systematic WHS management
- WHS initiatives
- claims management, rehabilitation and return to work programs
- project work
You may undertake a work placement through negotiation with your teachers. Our staff use their contacts in industry to assist students to find placements.
Assessment is through a combination of workshops and self-paced, out-of-class activities and assessments. These may include reports, presentations, audits, case studies, demonstration and observation, and practical activities.
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance
Modes of DeliveryClass based
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThere are no prerequisites. As this course is delivered with a blended learning approach involving a combination of face-to-face workshops with self-paced, out-of-class activities and assessments designed to be applied to the workplace, we strongly recommend that you are currently employed or have access to a workplace.
Assessment MethodsWorkshops and self-paced, out-of-class activities and assessments. These may include reports, presentations, audits, case studies, demonstration and observation, and practical activities.
MaterialsWe will provide all materials in the classroom, and advise you of any prescribed textbooks at the time of enrolment.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Diploma of Work Health and Safety.
Career PathwaysYou may build on this qualification and subsequent work experience to develop your career in work health and safety, taking on greater responsibility and moving from the implementation of WHS programs to their design and management.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCMM401A||MAKE A PRESENTATION||30|
|BSBPMG522A||UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK||60|
|BSBWHS402A||ASSIST WITH COMPLIANCE WITH WHS LAWS||40|
|BSBWHS403A||CONTRIBUTE TO IMPLEMENTING AND MAINTAINING WHS CONSULTATION AND PARTICIPATION PROCESS||40|
|BSBWHS404A||CONTRIBUTE TO WHS HAZARD IDENTIFICATION, RISK ASSESSMENT AND RISK CONTROL||60|
|BSBWHS405A||CONTRIBUTE TO IMPLEMENTING AND MAINTAINING WHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS||50|
|BSBWHS406A||ASSIST WITH RESPONDING TO INCIDENTS||40|
|BSBWHS407A||ASSIST WITH CLAIMS MANAGEMENT, REHABILITATION AND RETURN TO WORK PROGRAMS||50|
|BSBWHS408A||ASSIST WITH EFFECTIVE WHS MANAGEMENT OF CONTRACTORS||30|
|BSBWHS410A||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK-RELATED HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES AND INITIATIVES||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.