20 Jan Changes to some Units of Competency in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
Recently the Commonwealth Government endorsed changes to certain BSB Training Package Units of Competency and some BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Units are affected.
The new units are deemed equivalent to the superseded ones but there is considerably more work in many of them. To put that in lay terms, you still receive the exact same qualification but you have to do some additional work.
Here is a brief and simplistic overview of the Units that have had some changes in them:
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation is now BSBCMM411 Make presentations and this unit has had an increase in the number of Tool Box talks (presentations) you need to do plus there are additional knowledge questions to be answered.
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents is now BSBWRT411 Write complex documents and this unit has had an increase in the number of Safety related reports (complex documents) you are required to produce plus there are additional knowledge questions to be answered.
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices is now BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices and this unit has substantial changes to the practical activities including an increase in the number of environmentally sustainable work practices you need to implement and monitor. In addition, there are substantial additional knowledge questions to answer.
BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information is now BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information and whilst there is no noticeable change to the practical activities there are some minor changes in the knowledge questions in the areas of research and security.
At HBA Learning Centres we will begin delivering the new Units on 1/4/2021 therefore all enrolments received for courses that commence on or after this date will be given new resources and which will fulfill the additional requirements. If you intend to enroll in this qualification, we suggest you enroll via self-paced learning or attend a face to face course that commences pre April 1st.
As the new units are deemed equivalent to the old units, once you have completed (post 1/2/21) we will credit transfer you to the new unit codes at no cost.
We realise this is a bit unusual because usually, when a Unit is deemed equivalent, it has the same requirements, however that is not the case in this instance. For an everyday example that parallels what is happening, consider the year 12 qualification (matriculation). If the Department of Education decides to change the English curriculum this year then the pupils have to do the required work but they still receive the same qualification as those in previous years which is either HSC, VCE, QCE, WACE, NTCE, TCE, or year 12 Certificate, depending upon where you are in Australia.