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Advance your Health, Safety & Environmental Career 

Develop your Potential and Broaden your Skills

Plan your career and create new opportunities by adding to your skill-set with industry-recognised qualifications. An accredited NEBOSH International Certificate and the Certificate IV in WHS course will help you achieve the next steps in your health and safety or environmental management career - in Australia or further afield.

Go far with a recognised qualification

Research has shown that only qualified candidates should apply for jobs in health & safety, with 93% of jobs analysed requiring a NEBOSH qualification or Technician status of IOSH (Tech IOSH) or higher.

Need an internationally recognised qualification?

NEBOSH certified logo - largeThe NEBOSH International Certificate is NEBOSH's most sought after international qualification and will offer delegates a broad understanding of key health and safety issues.

With our accredited distance and e-learning courses, you will be able to fit your studies around existing commitments. Learn on-the-go and access course materials wherever you are based.

The course covers:

  • the principles relating to health and safety
  • identification and control of workplace hazards
  • the practical application of this knowledge

The IGC is the accepted qualification on which to base studies for the NEBOSH International Diploma.

Already hold the NEBOSH IGC and need a qualification local to the Australian market?

Holders of the internationally recognised IGC qualification will now have access to the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) short course which will simultaneously accredit them with the locally accepted Australian Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety qualification.

The objective of this RPL is to provide the required knowledge, skills and understanding about working safely in the construction industry; address the Australian legal framework and application of hazard controls, along with the competencies required in a workplace by those persons who are intending to become WHS Practitioners.

The RPL is an assessment only pathway for the learners who have gained knowledge through formal, non-formal and informal learning and involves validation of the existing knowledge and skills of the individual gained through previous training and education; past and current work experience and life experience via various assessment tools such as written assessment; practical demonstration and interview.

What does the International Certificate Course Cover?

The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.
The course covers:
• the principles relating to health and safety
• identification and control of workplace hazards
• the practical application of this knowledge

How is the course assessed?

The IGC is a 10 day course divided into 3 units, each of which is assessed separately on 1 additional exam day:
• IGC1 - Management of international health and safety
• GC2 - Control of international workplace hazards
• GC3 - International health and safety practical application
IGC1 and GC2 are 2 hour exams which take place in an invigilated exam centre. GC3 is a 2 hour practical assessment carried out in the workplace no later than two weeks after sitting the final NEBOSH exam. This practical element will be assessed by Astutis and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

What will I gain by achieving the NEBOSH IGC qualification?

Delegates who successfully complete the NEBOSH International Certificate course will be certified and can apply for Technical membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH) and Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk Management, allowing you to use AIIRSM after your name.
Many professionals enjoy the course and proceed to the NEBOSH International Diploma, forging a rewarding, lifetime career in health and safety.

Who is the NEBOSH International Certificate Course For?

The NEBOSH IGC is aimed at those working in health & safety, or those wishing to develop a career in safety management. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and operational  staff from all types of organisation. It offers a broad knowledge of health and safety  issues and will help you understand and manage risk effectively in your organisation.
The IGC is broadly recognised as a first step towards a career in health and safety. So if you want to embark on a new career, then this is the qualification for you.

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