Certificate IV in Government (Occupational Health & Safety)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of occupational health and safety practitioners in the public sector. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, Electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


15 units of competency are required for this qualification:

7 core units

8 elective units:

Choose 5 elective units from the Group A elective list.

Choose 3 elective units from the Group B elective list below, or from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package, or from an Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

**All elective units must be selected from Certificate III qualification level and above.

Core Units

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Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

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Deliver and monitor service to clients

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Value diversity

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Use advanced workplace communication strategies

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Apply government processes

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Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

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Support policy implementation

Group A electives (OHS)

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Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS

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Contribute to the implementation of the OHS consultation process

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Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

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Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

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Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures

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Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring

Group B electives (General)

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Contribute to policy development

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Design simple projects

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Manage simple projects

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Close simple projects

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Carry out simple project activities


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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