BSB41407 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others. This qualification would suit an OHS officer in a full-time dedicated role who works under the supervision of an OHS Coordinator or OHS Manager.
Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
Occupational Health and Safety Officer.
Total number of units = 9
9 elective units
6 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below including:
BSBOHS408A Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws
AND AT LEAST ONE OF:
BSBOHS405B Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures
BSBOHS406C Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring
At least 1elective unit must be selected from the Group A or Group B units listed below.
The remaining 2 elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma qualification.
Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
Group A units
BSBOHS401B Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS
BSBOHS402B Contribute to the implementation of the OHS consultation process
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways into the qualification
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:
BSB30707 Certificate III in Occupational Health and Safety or other relevant Certificate III qualification
with extensive vocational experience in occupational health and safety roles.
Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
Health and Safety Representative
Health and Safety Committee Member
Health and Safety Assistant.
This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:
BSB51307 Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.
Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
establishing communication with emergency management services and talking with the casualty, bystanders and medical staff in an emergency situation
establishing return to work programs with rehabilitation providers, relevant managers and the employee
working as part of a group to request occupational health and safety
assessing risks to first aiders and others, and determining an appropriate response
Initiative and enterprise
identifying possible improvements to occupational health and safety, and contributing these to the decision making process
Planning and organising
planning documents such as occupational health and safety action plans based on the purpose, appropriate format, means of communication and logical presentation of data, information and knowledge
planning work priorities
applying learning about occupational health and safety processes to future operations
identifying training needs of people with occupational health and safety responsibilities and providing the training
using communication technology, including media and equipment, to talk to emergency management services
using software systems to record and file documentation for hazard identification and risk assessment