Work Health and Safety (WHS) is critical in all workplaces and organisations. Our Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety will teach you the fundamental skills to succeed in this industry.
Our program will help you develop your knowledge of key WHS areas. We cover compliance with WHS law, hazard identification, incident response and claims management. We are interested in equipping you with useful practical skills.
Our qualified teachers who currently work in WHS roles within the industry will teach you and pass on their industry insights. They will assist you with building your career pathways, create networking opportunities and mentor you.
Industry connections and resources
Our staff have a high level of industry engagement so that you will learn current best practice and WHS requirements. We maintain strong links with companies including major construction firms. You may undertake a work placement through negotiation with your teachers. Our staff use their contacts in industry to assist students to find placements.
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
Assessment consists of a combination of workshops and out-of-class assessments. These may include reports, presentations, audits, case studies, demonstration and observation and practical activities.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance
Class Schedule: *
Currently Monday and Wednesday nights
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClass based
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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.
- there are no formal prerequisites entry requirements for this course
- Note: as the 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
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion will enable you to enrol in our BSB51315 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.
|BSBWHS401||Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements||50|
|BSBWHS402||Assist with compliance with WHS laws||40|
|BSBWHS403||Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes||40|
|BSBWHS404||Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control||60|
|BSBWHS405||Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems||50|
|BSBWHS406||Assist with responding to incidents||40|
|BSBWHS407||Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs||50|
|BSBWHS408||Assist with effective WHS management of contractors||30|
|BSBWHS410||Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives||40|
|BSBWHS606A||CONDUCT A WHS AUDIT||40|
|BSBWRT401||Write complex documents||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.