19 Feb What changes have occurred in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety from the OHS qualification I did a few years ago?
We seem to run into this question quite a lot lately and to those not engaged in the Vocational Education and Training industry it would seem an unnecessary and painful change.
There are tens of thousands of people that hold BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety that wish to transition to the latest WHS qualification and in each case that comes across our desk we simply ask the person to send us their old statement of results. This document lists the Units a person did to achieve the qualification. The old qualification had no core units, rather it had 9 elective ones whereas the latest qualification has 10 units, 5 of which are core and 5 are elective. Within the elective units there is a Group A category which consists of 6 Units, you are required to hold a minimum of 3 of these. Typically we find a person can be left with 3 to 6 units to complete although if you have another current VET qualification at Certificate Ill or Diploma from a currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course, we can grant Credit Transfers, under some circumstances into your WHS qualification, this can save you time.
These are the Core Units in the latest qualification:
BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response
Undoubtedly you will have completed some of the OHS Units that do map to the new ones and we offer a free service of mapping your old qualification to the new so you can see exactly what you do need to complete to obtain the newest qualification. If you would like to avail yourself of this service simply email [email protected]