BSB41415 Assessment Requirements
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a competency-based qualification. This means that in order to attain the qualification, students need to do more than just attend the training. They also need to provide evidence that they have understood the training and applied it in the workplace.
This requirement means that it is not possible to complete all of the assessment requirements during the face-to-face training.
Note: As part of the process of checking students’ understanding during the training, and in an attempt to balance the assessment workload, TSA provides students with opportunities to generate some evidence for assessment during the face-to-face training.
Students are required to complete a set of assessment tasks for each module they undertake. Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks is required before a credential can be awarded. Examples of the evidence typically requested from students as part of their assessment tasks include:
- Answers to knowledge-based questions and questions demonstrating students’ application of the required knowledge
- Completion of case studies
- Descriptions by students of how they have responded to various scenarios in the workplace
- Completion of workplace-based tasks / projects which require students to apply the relevant competencies in the workplace
- Third party reports from students’ supervisors
The timeframe for completing the assessment for each module is four months. That is, students have four months after attending the training for Module 1 to submit the assessment for Module 1; four months after attending the training for Module 2 to submit the assessment for Module 2, and so on.
Students are encouraged to prioritise completion of their assessments ahead of attending further training, and should space their attendance at each module so that assessments do not build up.
Extensions to assessment timeframes
Training Services Australia recognises work and family pressures can make it challenging for some students to complete their assessments within the designated completion timeframes. Consequently, we provide extensions of up to 3 months where a formal request is received. Additional extensions are sometimes allowed in exceptional circumstances.
TSA does not generally grant extensions of more than 6 months from the original due date of the assessment. Students whose assessments are more than 6 months overdue and who still wish to complete their course may be required to re-attend the course or obtain one-on-one coaching to refresh their knowledge of the course content. Additional fees apply in these situations.