Introduction to Work Health and Safety

Introduction-to-Work-Health-and-Safety

Introduction to Work Health and Safety


Price:

$500.00


TOTAL: $500.00
Price:

$500.00

Units of Competency

5

Course Access

6 months access to online course

Support Hours

7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri),
9am - 1pm AEST (Sat - Sun)

Assessments Marked

Within 5 business days

Course Requirements

  • Sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Access to an internet connection

Delivery Mode

100% online, no classroom attendance

Trainer Support

One-on-one

Learning and assessment options

Your workplace or our virtual company as your simulated workplace

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This Introduction to Work Health and Safety short course is made up of all five of the core units for the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. This course is ideal as a halfway step to gaining the full certificate IV or for gaining the prerequisites required to enrol into the BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety.

View the units below to understand what each unit within this course offers and how each delivers specific skills and knowledge in a practical sense which you can relate to in work health and safety.

Successful completion of this short course provides you with a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of the BSB41415 Certificate IV Work Health and Safety and provides you with the prerequisites required to enrol into the Diploma qualification.

Career Opportunities

  • WHS Coordinator
  • WHS Supervisor
  • WHS Facilitator
  • WHS Advisor

You may apply for a credit transfer towards several qualifications. At AOT, these include:

  • BSB41415 Certificate IV Work Health and Safety

Talk to our course advisor for more information on credit transfer rules and the qualification that will best suit your needs.

We provide you with six (6) months to complete this course. How long it actually takes will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

This course could be completed within 15 – 20 hours of study per unit. It may take you less time, it may take you more. That is why we give you six (6) months and all the support you need. The rest is up to you!

BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • determining current work health and safety (WHS) legal requirements for the workplace
  • providing advice to parties and individuals about current WHS legal requirements for the workplace, including underpinning principles, legal duties, rights and obligations and WHS regulator functions and powers
  • assessing workplace compliance with WHS legislative requirements
  • determining the training needs of individuals and parties in relation to WHS requirements
  • developing and implementing workplace changes in order to achieve WHS legal compliance

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties as specified in relevant WHS legislation, and specify the location of relevant information on WHS legislation
  • functions and powers of the relevant WHS regulator and how they are exercised
  • internal and external sources of WHS information, and how to access them
  • objectives and principles underpinning WHS legislation
  • method/s used for:
    • assessing WHS compliance
    • training needs in relation to WHS compliance
    • changes to achieve WHS compliance

BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • explain clearly and accurately to individuals and parties the legal roles, duties, rights and responsibilities of self and others regarding work health and safety (WHS) consultation and participation processes
  • contribute, as appropriate to job role and work area, to:
    • setting up and running WHS consultation and participation processes to ensure that relevant individuals and parties understand and can participate in the processes
    • identifying training needs to support the WHS consultation and participation processes and providing learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring as appropriate to needs
    • communicating information and data about WHS consultation and participation processes
    • identifying barriers to effective WHS consultation and participation and developing, implementing and evaluating measures to remove the barriers

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • requirements under WHS legislation and organisational policies and procedures for consultation and participation processes and the individuals and parties who need to participate
  • possible barriers to the implementation and effectiveness of WHS consultation and participation processes and strategies to remove them
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data and how to access them
  • training requirements for individuals and parties necessary for effective WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identify and interpret information and data about work health and safety (WHS) requirements and apply it to the selection and application of techniques, tools and processes for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and the development of a risk control plan
  • contribute to documenting and evaluating risk management processes
  • communicate about WHS requirements and compliance with a range of people
  • comply with WHS requirements for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities
  • identify WHS duty holders and their duties

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • WHS risk management (hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control) requirements specified in:
    • WHS Acts and regulations
    • WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • the difference between hazards and risks in the work context
  • a range of common workplace hazards, the harms they may cause and how these harms are caused
  • how risk assessment and controls can eliminate or minimise risks
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data and how to access them

BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • developing work health and safety (WHS) policy
  • planning the Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) to incorporate return-to-work and injury management procedures and other elements relevant to the work area
  • communicating and explaining WHS policy and the WHSMS to others to facilitate their contribution in developing, implementing and evaluating the systems
  • implementing the plan
  • evaluating WHS performance and communicating the outcomes
  • reviewing and improving the WHSMS

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • elements of the organisation’s WHSMS with reference to the relevant commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice and standards
  • regulatory authority WHSMS tools, standards and guidance material and explain how they apply to the work area
  • importance of effective return-to-work and injury management in a WHSMS
  • limitations of a WHSMS, problems with WHSMS implementation and possible negative effects on WHS
  • organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems and how they apply to the work area

BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identifying Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislative and organisational requirements and duty holders in relation to responding to WHS incidents
  • communicating relevant WHS requirements clearly and accurately to individuals and parties
  • providing first aid according to workplace procedures and processes
  • reporting, notifying and documenting incidents, and meeting legislative requirements
  • obtaining information about incidents using appropriate data collection techniques
  • investigating incidents and communicating and implementing recommendations from investigations

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • hierarchy of control and considerations for choosing between different risk controls including possible inadequacies of particular risk controls
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access
  • organisation's WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems relevant to own job role or work area that relate to WHS incidents and accidents including initial response and first aid, investigations and reporting
  • role of duty holders in responding to incidents

You will be assessed for these units of competency using a variety of tasks to assess your understanding and skills. A virtual session means you will be one on one with your assessor either answering questions or taking part in a role play, just as you would do in any classroom, only we do it online.

All of our assessments are marked by your assessor within five working days following the day you submitted your work. You have three attempts for each task to achieve a competency result, with your assessor giving you detailed feedback following each submission.

Unit Short Answer
Questions
Virtual
Session
Scenario
/Case study
Reports Assignment
/Project
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

Requirements

There are no formal requirements. However, learners will need:
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
    • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail including e-mail with attachment
    • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • To meet technical requirements

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Monitor w/ at least 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 1.5Mbps
  • Valid personal email address
  • Sound card
  • Speakers and microphone/headset
  • Access to a webcam, photocopier, printer & scanner
  • The latest version of Java, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
  • Word processing software e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Up-to-date web browser version

Support you can expect from AOT

Our focus is to provide the real-world skills and knowledge that you need to advance your career, fulfill your goals and achieve success in the workplace. No matter what course you choose, here at AOT you will receive the assistance and support that will help make your study time convenient, manageable and worthwhile.

The benefit of studying with us is that you don't have to schedule your time to attend face-to-face classroom sessions. You can study at times convenient to you in your own home or anywhere that suits your learning style.

To support you in your study we provide:


Personal course induction
A Student Support Officer will personally take you through the sauceLMS and your course.

Live chat
Instant support available by a trainer whilst you are studying 7am - 9pm AEST (Mon to Fri), 9am - 1pm AEST (Sat to Sun).

Contact us form
Contact us at any time using the Contact us form found within your course to create support tickets.

Mentoring sessions
You can book an appointment with your personal trainer to discuss the learning material, assessment expectations, or assessment feedback.

Virtual Classroom sessions
This can be booked with your trainer for specific assessments.

Help and Support
A section on your sauceLMS dashboard with useful links including FAQs.

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