% of managers with at least a Diploma qualification
Essential skills for Work Health & Safety
By completing the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety at the College for Adult Learning, you’ll develop a basic understanding of occupational health and safety law, and how to navigate the technical aspects related to WHS processes within any organisation.
You’ll learn how to best contribute to WHS decisions, supporting their implementation and influencing change within your organisation. Throughout the course, you’ll develop skills essential to any role within occupational health and safety, including responding to workplace incidents, identifying (WHS) hazards and controlling the associated risks, and planning the implementation of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS). You’ll also develop transferable skills in problem-solving, report writing and documentation best practices, project management assistance and more.
Graduating with this qualification will set you up to be a confident work health and safety representative within any organisation, and open doors to management roles within health and safety or give you the foundational knowledge to work in any industry in HR or risk management roles. You’ll be a valuable asset to a huge range of businesses, as work health and safety representatives are required in businesses from civil construction to manufacturing, healthcare, finance and more.
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- 100% online, self-paced study,
- Study for how long you want, when you want,
- Fit your study time around your lifestyle – not the other way around,
- No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials,
- No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet,
- Payment plans that can be tailored to your budget,
- Generous 24-month enrolment period, with free course extension and deferral options.
Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed
There are 10 nationally accredited units – 5 core units, 4 hand-selected electives and 1 additional elective unit of your choice for the Certificate in Work Health & 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|
|BSBINS401||Analyse and present research information|
|BSBWRT401||Write complex documents|
|BSBPMG420||Apply project scope management techniques|
|BSBPMG429||Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques|
|ELECTIVES – CHOOSE ONE|
|BSBWHS419||Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes|
|BSBWHS417||Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work|
Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.
This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
The course can be completed in as little as 8 months with a full-time study load or in 10-12 months on a part-time study load, but we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration.
We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.
- Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
- You win from the start with no classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
- Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
- Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained
- You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
- Learning occurs on the job and you can apply your knowledge while you study for immediate results
Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.
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There are more options for career advancement available after securing a Certificate in Work Health & Safety – some students go on to complete a Diploma of Work Health & Safety.
In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:
- Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
- Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills
The required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3. To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to completed a language, literacy and numeracy test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.
Upon enrolment, all students will also be assessed over time by their learning coach for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite ACSF standard for the qualification, the coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve additional support or withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.
Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.
You will need regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:
- An adequate and reliable internet connection,
- At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office or Office for Mac, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets,
- A PDF Reader installed,
- Full permissions to install and access third-party software as required.
You will also need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or device with an adequate camera to undertake video calls for assessments as required. Typically, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer with the latest version of Chrome. Please check to ensure your device/s align with the system requirements for our major services:
Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge
If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.
CAL offers flexible payment plans to suit any budget
At The College for Adult Learning, we understand that not all students are in a position to pay for their studies upfront. For this reason, we offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans that can suit any lifestyle or budget.
|Payment Plan||Payment Amount||Payment Plan Length||Total Amount Paid|
|Discounted Upfront Fee*||$1495 + $58.82/mo||Upfront Deposit + 17 Months||$2495|
|3 x Monthly Payments||$870||3 Months||$2610|
|6 x Monthly Payments||$445||6 Months||$2670|
|12 x Monthly Payments||$235||12 Months||$2820|
|52 x Weekly Payments||$55||12 Months||$2860|
|18 x Monthly Payments||$160||18 Months||$2880|
|78 x Weekly Payments||$37||18 Months||$2886|
*Please note: The College for Adult Learning’s obligations as an RTO include taking actions to protect your fees. These protections exist to ensure that you can enrol with confidence. The principal protection which is provided to you is a pre-paid fee limit; CAL will never require you to pay more than $1,500 in advance and will never allow your advance payment balance to rise above $1,500.
**In conformance with the protections and to make our course fees more accessible to our students, you will only be required to pay $1495 at the time of registration, with a $58.80 recurring monthly payment debited for the next 17 months, equalling a total fee of $2494.94 , saving you up to 13.55% off the normal payment plan fees.
FEE-HELP and VET LoansIn order to maintain the high quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with FEE-HELP schemes or VET Student Loans, and remain a Fee For Service provider. We understand the financial pressure and concerns that come with undertaking study, so we keep our prices highly competitive and offer flexible payment plans to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget
- 96% of our students surveyed said they achieved their study goal - you can too.
- Our commitment to helping you achieve real-world results.
- Receive two FREE short courses for furthering or achieving your goals.
The Real Outcomes Guarantee is part of our ongoing work to support you as you take the next step in your career. Our team, assessments and feedback are all focused on helping you in your career, not just passing your course.
Our Learning Coaches are industry veterans and supportive mentors who will help you complete your studies. Their assessment feedback is designed to reflect on-the-job and industry expectations, giving you more than just a competent result.
As you complete your studies, our Career Coach and Career Success Package are available to you, providing complimentary resume and cover letter feedback, complimentary 30-minute consultations and access to a suite of career management topics, tools and resources to help you achieve your goals.
Get a nationally recognised and respected qualification
Adding a nationally accredited qualification to your arsenal will show potential employers that you’re serious about succeeding in your career.
You’ll study standardised, industry-relevant units that will encourage you to apply your knowledge and learning in real-world situations and gain real, job-ready skills.
This Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety is recognised and respected nationally so there’s nothing left standing in your road to success.
- The qualification is designed in consultation with industry experts to give you the skills necessary to be a successful work health safety professional.
- Practical applications and assessments based on workplace evidence.
- The skills taught within the course have been structured to give you superior flexibility when applying them in the workplace.
- A qualification you can trust.
Invest in your career with a qualification
Investing in yourself is the greatest investment you can make. Work health safety, as a profession, is evolving to allow for and encourage a strategic and innovative mindset to drive performance and productivity in businesses. The key to a higher paying, respected position is a recognised qualification like the Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety online.
This course is designed to give you key occupational health and safety skills and strengthen your ability to make informed decisions, preparing you to take on leading WHS roles within any organisation with the backing of a Nationally Recognised formal qualification.
After completing the course, you’ll be set up to lead and manage change to work health and safety procedures within your organisation, as well as developing transferable skills which will support you in any management role with an additional solid foundation of WHS practices.
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