Certificate IV in

Workplace Health & Safety

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Overview: This nationally accredited qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others. Participants will learn how to identify and consult Work Health and Safety issues and apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable Work Health and Safety problems. This qualification is the minimum requirement recommended by industry for those seeking employment as a WHS Manager, advisor or safety officer. This course was previously known as Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Job titles relevant to this course may include:

  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Representative
Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisite units required to enrol into this course under the training package, however participants must have basic computer skills and access to a reliable computer with internet and e-mail access. Licence & Regulatory Requirements: Upon completion of this course, if you would like to apply for a Work Health and Safety Officer (WHSO) certificate of authority from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), you must email a certified copy of your identity (drivers licence) and your qualification to whstraining@oir.qld.gov.au.

Certificate issued by RTO 30200


On successful completion participants will gain a qualification certificate with the following units: Core Units BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 Contribute to the implementing and maintaining WHS and participation process
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents Elective Units BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measuresand initiatives BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors


Online / Self-paced through our RTO Provider, the student has 12 months to complete the qualification.


Online / Self-paced Through our RTO Provider: $699 Fees include all assessments and resources required Note for international students – we are not CRICOS registered, please check your visa requirements for enrolment. We cannot accept international students who are on a student visa if your visa specifies that you must study with a CRICOS provider.

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