Which whs course should i do? Which whs course should i do

Which WHS course should I do?

It becomes quite confusing for most people when they decide to further their career, do you do a Certificate IV or a Diploma.

To better understand which course suits your needs, click on the course codes below.

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If we consider the Australian Qualifications Framework it states:

  1. AQF Level 4 (Certificate IV) – Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning. Consider the names of the core units of competency in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety:
    • 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.

We realise this can be a little confusing so we can generalise as follows:

In broad terms, at this level, individuals would be working in a work health and safety (WHS) role, which provides a broad range of technical knowledge and skills, and who have some limited responsibility for the output of others. This qualification would be suitable for individuals who are working as, supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

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If we consider the Australian Qualifications Framework it states:

  1. AQF Level 5 (Diploma) – Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning. Consider the names of the core units of competency in BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety:
    • BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
    • BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
    • BSBWHS516 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining an organisation’s WHS management system
    • BSBWHS519 Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
    • BSBWHS522 Manage WHS consultation and participation processes

We realise this can be a little confusing so we can generalise as follows:

In broad terms at this level individuals would be coordinating and maintaining work health and safety (WHS) programs in an organisation. This qualification would be suitable for individuals who are, or are wanting to hold the position of a Supervisor or Manager, who applies a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

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NB: To enter the BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety, you must hold the core units of the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

To find out more on either qualification, fill out the form below or call HBA on 1300 721 503.

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