About this course
Learn about current and relevant WHS laws and their application to real-world situations in the workplace with a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41415).
You will become familiar with legislation and regulations governing safe work practices and be able to use the broad skills and knowledge gained in the course to create a safe working environment in your particular industry setting.
This course is offered for on-campus study at The Gordon’s East Geelong campus, through a workplace traineeship or as a customised program delivered on site or in the workplace.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
For traineeships and customised programs: these are ongoing throughout the year. Delivery can be undertaken in the workplace in consultation with your employer. Enquire now for more information.
Gavin shares his experience with studying a WHS course at The Gordon
To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:
- You must be aged 18 or over, and have basic computer skills
- You must attend an interview
- You are expected to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills. Your skills will be evaluated prior to course intake.
- You must be able to undertake and complete basic research.
- Apprenticeship or traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by your employer. You will need to undertake a pre-training review to determine your current skills and literacy and numeracy abilities.
- Employer referral through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider (apprenticeship and traineeship applicants only)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this WHS course, the units of competency you may study include:
- BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
- BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents
- BSBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
- BSBWHS405 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
- BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification risk assessment and risk control
- BSBRES401 - Analyse and present research information
- BSBWHS407 - Assist with claims management rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
- BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
- BSBWHS409 - Assist with workplace monitoring processes
- TAEASS301B - Contribute to assessment
- BSBWHS410 - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
- PUAWER002B - Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures systems and processes are implemented
- BSBSUS301 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
- BSBMGT403 - Implement continuous improvement
- BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation
- BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
- TAEDEL301A - Provide work skill instruction
- BSBMGT401 - Show leadership in the workplace
- BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
- BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: