Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

Are you passionate about creating safe and healthy workplaces? The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is your key to advancing your career in the field of work health and safety. This qualification is ideal for individuals working in WHS roles, offering a comprehensive foundation of technical knowledge and skills.

As a Certificate IV graduate, you’ll possess the tools to manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute significantly to promoting safety within the workplace. This qualification is suitable for supervisors, WHS personnel, and professionals in various WHS-related positions. In your role, you’ll take on limited responsibility for the work of others, making you a valuable asset in your organisation’s commitment to safety.

Course Details

Course Name

Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

Course Code



6 months


10 units

Course Fee


Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, 10 units of competency must be completed comprising of 5 core units and 5 elective units.

Course Entry Requirements

No formal prerequisites are necessary for enrolling in this course. However, it is expected that candidates possess sound English reading and writing skills. Additionally, students must have access to a computer, the internet, and an active email address. Proficiency in computer usage and typing is essential for the successful completion of assignments.

Duration and Structure

The course duration is 6 months and self-paced, with access to our online Learning Management System. You will be assigned a trainer/assessor who will assist throughout your course completion.

Assessment methods include:

  • Short answer questions/written responses
  • Demonstrations/observations
  • Written assessments
  • Third-party reports
  • Practical activity/projects

Potential Careers

Potential job roles on completion of this program include:

  • WorkCover Inspector
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Course Fees


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you qualify for RPL?

Core Units

BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS413 Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS415 Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
BSBWHS416 Contribute to workplace incident response

Elective Units

BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques
BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement

Why Choose Westbourne?

Westbourne is one of Australia’s leading training providers for individuals, businesses, community groups and Government with a record of success in designing and delivering nationally recognised training qualifications.

Westbourne College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #41084).

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