Certificate IV in Preventive Health
18 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
1 core unit
17 elective units
Choose a minimum of 12 elective units from the Group A (Specialisation) list below.
Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the Group B (Work Health and Safety) list below.
Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective lists below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.
Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .
The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.
The elective units should be selected from the units that most closely align to an individuals occupational outcomes. Electives selected must not duplicate outcomes of other units.
Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.
Coordinate environmental health operations
Group A Elective Units (Specialisation)
Conduct chlorine dosing of water at the point of supply
Conduct a quick assessment of disease outbreak
Conduct a field hygiene survey
Implement the food safety program and procedures
Participate in a HACCP team
FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures
Participate in deployed health capability
Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry
Monitor and maintain septic or on-site systems
Inspect and report catchment and surrounding areas
Monitor, operate and report wastewater pre-treatment processes
Monitor and report water treatment processes
Operate and maintain water treatment plant and equipment
Monitor and report wastewater treatment processes
Monitor, operate and report chlorine disinfection systems
Perform laboratory testing
Organise and monitor pest management operations
Implement waste management plan
Determine waste management services
Inform and educate clients on waste management issues
Develop a waste management plan
Apply animal trapping techniques
Use firearms to humanely destroy animals
Group B Elective Units (Work Health and Safety)
Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS
Contribute to the implementation of the OHS consultation process
Identify hazards and asses OHS risks
Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures
Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring
Group C Elective Units (General)
Provide technical advice
Coordinate business resources
Participate in a quality audit
Develop teams and individuals
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Promote team effectiveness
Develop work priorities
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF42312 Certificate IV in Preventive Health have been reproduced in the table below.
This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.
Defence qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.
Employability Skills Statement
communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organisation
communicate technical advice relating to environmental health to personnel within the dependent organisation
prepare reports for a range of target groups
implement team leadership management principles
obtain, interpret and where necessary, clarify with team supervisor, instructions for environmental health support
undertake liaison with relevant persons at the dependent organisation to inform about and gain consent to, the occurrence of tasking
address small disputes relating to OHS implementation issues
manage workplace issues and problems
modify tasking to meet unforeseen requirements, reallocate resources and communicate the extent of change to team supervisor
Initiative and enterprise
determine best use of available resources
implement time management strategies to set priorities
evaluate relevant workplace OHS data trends and recognise limitations of data collected
investigate the interactions between people, their activities, environment and systems
Planning and organising
allocate resources within tasking allocation to ensure tasks are achievable and to make efficient use of resources
coordinate environmental health operations
plan environmental health tasking for individuals within a team
revise tasking allocation as required, to meet planned objectives
sequence tasks and meet timelines
build relationships with stakeholders (internal and external to the organisation)
complete tasks in appropriate order and minimise duplication of effort
learn about duty of care arrangements
learn about food storage and distribution standards including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to food control
learn about legal framework of OHS in the workplace
learn about principles relating to hazard identification, hierarchy of control, risk management, systematic approaches to OHS
establish and maintain administrative systems
use a range of communication media
use relevant office equipment