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Why do miners need the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety?

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Course link: Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Miners work in dangerous environments where one mistake can cost someone their life.

Mining is by no means an easy job. While miners are generally well compensated in Australia, some would argue the health risks and danger involved in their work justify an ever higher wage. Safety on mine sites is a huge consideration and is taken very seriously. A great deal of money is spent improving safety systems and ensuring that miners are as safe as possible, despite the dangerous conditions they frequently work under.

How does the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety help miners?

Though it is not a legally required qualification, the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the minimum level safety qualification recognised by many industries and workplaces. It’s a great starting point for a work health and safety career, as there is a minimal investment of time and money, yet it can be used in a number of professional roles or can enhance many mining careers.

The course covers many essential health and safety skills used in the mining safety sector. It teaches you how to assist with compliance and WHS laws, identify risks and apply risk management processes, assist with responding to incidents, assist with effective WHS management of contractors, analyse and present research information and make presentations and write complex documents. You’ll also learn how to contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, and contribute to the implementation and maintenance of WHS management systems.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a useful professional development activity for many miners, while some may even use it to retrain and start a new career in the safety industry. This qualification is suited to people who have already developed some health and safety experience, yet it can be studied by anyone with good English and basic mathematical skills.

How to get the Cert IV WHS?

How do you get the Cert IV WHS qualification?

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a vocational qualification, meaning the style of training is very practical and teaches you how to perform specific tasks in a safety role. This latest version of the course replaces the older Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) qualification, and has been updated to reflect the latest changes to Australian health and safety laws, practice and terminology.

The course is delivered by registered training organisations such as Inspire Education (RTO #32067). There are frequently a number of training options available, such as online/distance study and intensive fast-track workshops. With the introduction of a second week long workshop option, students can now complete the majority of assessment tasks in just 2 weeks.

Once the course has been completed, you’ll receive a statement of attainment recognising your achievement. This qualification is nationally recognised and accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Request an information pack to find the study option that suits you and find out how you can get started on your Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification.


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