Safety is a key component of successful, efficient and productive organisations. There are business benefits such as reduced workers compensation premiums, proactive risk prevention and the maintenance of compliant work environment.
This qualification sets you up for career success in a broad range of workplace safety roles across all industries and workplace contexts.
The prominence of WH&S as an indicator of workplace welfare and productivity makes it a crucial strategic consideration for every organisation in the country. The vocational skills training articulated by the Certificate of Work Health and Safety – the informed application of relevant legislation, the identification of workplace hazards, risk assessment, emergency procedures, and workplace monitoring – remains in high demand, and entails the demonstration of competencies that go beyond their own immediate context.
By completing the Diploma of Work Health & Safety at the College for Adult Learning, you’ll develop 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. The course will help you consolidate and develop your skills around risk analysis and incident response with your ability to lead WHS and develop systems, engage with stakeholders and communicate changes within an organisation.
By completing the Certificate IV in Work Health & 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.
This qualification brings broad value to those working in or seeking to work in Work Health and Safety (WHS) specialised roles. Its value applies across various industries, including services, security, and trades. Learners will build on existing broad WHS skills and knowledge and have the ability to apply this across WHS contexts.
The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.
Are you looking for a career in Work Health and Safety (WHS)?
This course provides training for those either seeking to enter a WHS role or who are already working in some form of WHS capacity, such as a safety coordinator, in a workplace setting.