OH & S

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

This qualification is suitable for people working in a work health and safety (WHS) role that may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others. The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include coordinators, advisors and facilitators.

Upcoming Dates

Starting Location Member Cost Assoc. Member Cost Full Fee Materials

Course Outline

Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Duration & Delivery

One Full year (four school terms) – Delivered every Tuesday evening at Ceputec from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. A total of 136 face to face contact hours.

  • Participants are required to complete homework and assignments off campus.
  • Participants need to understand that this training program is a significant commitment that may challenge their resolve and endurance.
  • If a student is unable to attend 80% of their classes (for example: if they are or plan to be absent for an extended period due to ill health, work or personal resons), they must discuss their situation with the National Training Manager.
Qualification
A Nationally Recognised Certificate
Course Structure

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety contains five core units and 5 elective units of competency. Each unit has specific learning outcomes and is structured for face to face and task assessment. Training will be multi-faceted incorporating case studies, group work, research, presentations and guest speakers.

Required Skills

Core Units:

  • BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 - Contribute to the implementing & maintaining WHS consultation and participation process
  • BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazards identification risk assessment & risk control
  • BSBWHS405 - Contribute to the implementation & maintaining WHS management system
  • BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents

Elective Units:

  • BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation
  • BSBMGT403- implement continuous improvement
  • BSBWHS410 - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • PUAWER002B -  Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
  • TAEASS301 - Contribute to assessment
Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge.

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • assessment of written assignments
  • demonstration of techniques used to control WHS
  • direct questioning
  • evaluation of discussions
  • observation of participants in class activities
Participants Requirments

Nil requirements - all relevant material required is supplied by Ceputec.

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

This qualification is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain the work health and safety (WHS) program in an organisation. It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

Upcoming Dates

Starting Location Member Cost Assoc. Member Cost Full Fee Materials

Course Outline

Prerequisites

All core units in BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent competencies:

  • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
Duration & Delivery

One Full year (four school terms) – delivered every Wednesday evening at Ceputec from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. A total of 136 face to face contact hours.

  • Participants are required to complete homework and assignments off campus.
  • Participants need to understand that this training program is a significant commitment that may challenge their resolve and endurance.
  • If a student is unable to attend 80% of their classes (for example: if they are or plan to be absent for an extended period due to ill health, work or personal reasons), they must discuss their situation with the National Training Manager.
Qualification
A Nationally Recognised Certificate
Course Structure

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety contains five core units and four elective units of competency, each unit has specific learning outcomes and is structured for face to face and task assessment. Training will be multi-faceted incorporating case studies, group work, research, presentations and guest speakers. 

Required Skills

Core Units:

  • BSBWHS502 - Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS503 - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • BSBWHS504 - Manage WHS hazards and risks
  • BSBWHS505 - Investigate WHS incidents
  • BSBWHS506 - Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Elective Units:

  • BSBHRM509 - Manage rehabilitation and return to work programs
  • BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBWHS508 - Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • PBSBAUD402 - Participate in a quality audit
Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge.

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • assessment of written reports 
  •  demonstration of techniques used to control OHS
  • direct questioning combined with review of assessment evidence
  • observation of performance in role plays
  • observation of presentations
  • evaluation of discussions
  • observation of participants in class activities 
Participants Requirments

 Nil requirements - all relevant material required is supplied by Ceputec

Carry out WHS requirements

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in a plumbing and services work environment.

The unit requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks, work requirements and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

It includes the initial response to workplace emergencies; the safe use of electricity; the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos; and compliance with legislated work safety practices.

Upcoming Dates

Starting Location Member Cost Assoc. Member Cost Full Fee Materials

Course Outline

Prerequisites

None

Duration & Delivery

1 Day  All courses are delivered Face to Face in a classroom and in a practical area. The location is either at Ceputec centre or at a specified work location which will be confirmed in the acceptance letter.

  • Reading material to be completed before course commencement.
  • Theory exam will be completed in class.
Qualification
A nationally recognised statement of attainment
Course Structure

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in a plumbing and services work environment.

The unit requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks, work requirements and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

It includes the initial response to workplace emergencies; the safe use of electricity; the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos; and compliance with legislated work safety practices.

Required Skills

1.  Communication skills to:

  • complete written reports and other relevant documentation
  • enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals

2.  Initiative and enterprise skills to:

  • evaluate safety issues in the workplace and determine appropriate action
  • recognise WHS hazards, including asbestos, and take all opportunities to alleviate safety problems in a variety of construction work sites and environments.
  • Initiative and enterprise skills to identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools or materials.

3.  Literacy skills to read and interpret:

  • documentation from a variety of sources
  • material safety data sheets (MSDSs)
  • work safety procedures and instructions.

4. Self-management skills deal calmly and effectively with any potential safety problems and work closely with other team members and supervisors to ensure safe working conditions are maintained.

5. Teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities.

6. Technology skills to:

  • access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media
  • use mobile communication technology.
Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:

  • locate, interpret and apply relevant information, standards and specifications for applying safe work practices in the workplace
  • apply safety requirements throughout the performance of work sequences, including electrical requirements and personal protective clothing and equipment
  • apply sustainability principles and concepts
  • undertake site and workplace induction
  • correctly identify the location of asbestos containing materials (ACM)
  • understand and apply policies and procedures for reporting presence of ACM to designated personnel
  • assess workplace risks and interpret and apply safe work practices
  • understand workplace requirements for emergency response, including evacuation procedures
  • correctly locate and identify workplace fire fighting and other safety equipment and appliances
  • correctly select and use appropriate processes, tools and equipment
  • safely complete all work to specification
  • comply with regulations, standards and workplace instructions, procedures and processes, including reporting and documentation
  • communicate and work effectively and safely with others.
Participants Requirments

Nil ceputec will provide materials.

HSR Initial OHS Training Course

Under the OHS Act 2004 (section 67) all elected HSRs and deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training for HSRs and choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. Ceputec is approved to deliver the HSR initial OHS training Course.

Upcoming Dates

Starting Location Member Cost Assoc. Member Cost Full Fee Materials

Course Outline

Prerequisites

To have been elected by members of their Designated Work Group (DWG)

Duration & Delivery

35 hours face to face “exclusive of breaks”. All courses are delivered Face to Face in a classroom and in a practical area. The location is either at Ceputec centre or at a specified work location which will be confirmed in the acceptance letter

Qualification
WorkSafe approved
Course Structure

The training course will supply basic information and skills required for HSRs to successfully exercise their powers under the Victorian Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act 2004 and Victorian OHS Regulations 2017.

Required Skills
  • Interpreting the OHS legislative framework and its relationship to the HSR
  • Identifying key parties & their legislative obligations & duties
  • Establishing representation in the workplace
  • Participating in consultation & issue resolution
  • Represent designated work group members in any OHS risk management process undertaken by the appropriate duty holders
  • Issuing a PIN and directing cessation of work
Assessment

No formal assessment but must attend 35 hours face to face training to secure Certificate of Attendance

Participants Requirments

Nil requirements -all material required is supplied by Ceputec

HSR Refresher OHS Training Course

Section 67 of the OH&S Act 2004 entitles all OHS and Deputy Reps who have completed a 5-day initial training course to attend a one-day refresher training course each year and choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. This is not a competency based course.

Upcoming Dates

Starting Location Member Cost Assoc. Member Cost Full Fee Materials
03-Jun-19 Brunswick Vic $0.00 $100.00 $165.00 $0.00 Enrol

Course Outline

Prerequisites

To have been elected by members of their Designated Work Group (DWG) and have completed the WorkSafe approved HSR Initial OHS Training Course.

Duration & Delivery

7 hours face to face. All courses are delivered Face to Face in a classroom and in a practical area. The location is either at Ceputec centre or at a specified work location which will be confirmed in the acceptance letter

Qualification
WorkSafe approved
Course Structure

The refresher course is structured to provide important information about changes to the OHS Act. The course will provide OHS Reps with essential tools and resources to help with the identification and assessment of common workplace hazards:

Required Skills

The refresher course is designed to cover such topics as:

  • Legislative updates on the Victorian OHS Act 2004 OHS Regulations 2017
  • WorkSafe Compliance Codes and Guides
  • Consultation – Communication – Problem Solving
  • Hazard Identification, Control
  • Risk Management
  • Manual Handling
Assessment

No formal assessment.

Participants Requirments

Nil requirements -all material required is supplied by Ceputec