Course Description

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a nationally accredited program which incorporates a proactive and preventative union approach to health and safety in the workplace.  

This course is for union trainers who deliver WHS training, union Officials and Organisers involved in WHS issues, and Health and Safety Representatives who wish to gain a formal qualification and increase their knowledge and involvement in the application of WHS legislation and policy-making in Australian workplaces.

Aims

  • To give participants an understanding of a proactive and preventative approach to work health and safety.

  • To give participants the skills to work effectively and co-operatively on consultative committees with employers, health and safety representatives, workers and to build co-operative workplace relations at the enterprise level.

Learning Outcomes
On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the union approach to work health and safety

  • Explore the link between organising and health and safety structures and issues in the workplace

  • Familiarise themselves with health and safety laws and the rights they contain

  • Understand what is involved in hazard identification and the effective control of the hazards

  • Critically examine the concept of risk assessment and management systems

  • Explore the role unions can play in a health and safety consultative process.

Study Mode 
Victoria – on-line training only for April to June units.   Hybrid learning will be available for the July to October units.  Hybrid learning enables participants to engage in the course either face-to-face training or online. 

New South Wales - on-line training only for April to June units.   Hybrid learning will be available for the July to October units.  Hybrid learning enables participants to engage in the course either face-to-face training or online. 

All Other States and Territories – Participants are able to access on-line training for all units in Course One, Course Two or Course Three.  Note, that you are able to attend in person.

Face-to-face training maybe impacted by COVID directions of the Chief Health Officer’s advice.  The intended in person training may need to be amended to online (July to October) if health advice prevents in-person learning.

Learner Guide reading - participants need to allocate time for this at work/home.

Assessment
To achieve the qualification, participants complete assessment tasks - some during the Workshops. Participants need to allocate time at work/home to complete remaining tasks.
Participants should aim to complete all assessment tasks within 12 months.  If needing more time, a 12 month extension may be requested. After 2 years, participants wishing to complete outstanding work must re-enrol and pay for the course again.

Contact WHS Educators

 As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 4141) ACTU Education Inc. offers accredited qualifications. We provide quality training and assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015. Certificates are issued in accordance with Australian Qualifications Framework requirements.

Entry Requirements

  1. Access to a workplace for completion of some assessments

  2. Good writing, computing/internet skills & computer/email/web access

 Please ensure relevant approval has been granted by your union in accordance with its rules and elected official and note the cost of this course is $2,390.00 (GST free). **Note: proposed fee to be confirmed following fee scheduled reviewed.

This course is delivered with the support of The Union Education Foundation (TUEF) and The Australian Government Productivity Education and Training (PET) Fund.

Melbourne, Victoria & All Other States (Course One)

Part 1: 27 - 29 April 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Part 2: 8 - 10 June 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Part 3: 20 - 22 July 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Part 4: 31 August - 2 September 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Part 5: 12 - 14 October 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sydney, New South Wales & All Other States (Course Two)

Part 1: 4 - 6 May 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 2: 15 - 17 June 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 3: 27 - 29 July 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 4: 7 - 9 September 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 5: 19 - 21 October 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sydney, New South Wales & All Other States (Course Three)

Part 1: 9 - 11 May 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 2: 20 - 22 June 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 3: 1 - 3 August 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 4: 12 - 15 September 2022 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Part 5: 24 - 26 October 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm