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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415

The Certificate IV in WHS is nationally recognised training that will give you the practical skills to work in Work Health and Safety. It will boost your knowledge on how to contribute to the management of WHS in the workplace, identify and mitigate risks, and apply a systematic approach to safety.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

The course is delivered in partnership and under the auspices of Healthy Business Training Academy RTO #30831.

Who should complete this course?

You are currently working in an WHS role (such as WHS Officer, WHS Coordinator or WHS Committee member) and are seeking to improve your qualifications, or wish to achieve formal recognition of your existing skills and knowledge. The Certificate IV in WHS is also relevant if you have some responsibility for safety in the workplace or if you would like to pursue a career in WHS. The Certificate IV in WHS is generally the minimum requirement to work in health and safety.

Career Opportunities

After completing the Certificate IV in WHS, you will be able to work as a health and safety practitioner, responsible for the health and safety functions within a workplace.

Course Content

There are ten units of competency required for this qualification:


Course Duration

Participants must complete this course within 18 months of enrolment. Students could complete the course self-paced within 6 months, however these following guidelines are provided to assist you to determine your completion timeframe:

- 11.5hrs/week = 6 months
- 5.5hrs/week = 1 year


- $2,700.00 for all material and assessment if paid in full up front
- $300.00 per module if purchased individually

How is course content delivered?

Lessons are delivered via online learning. You can study at your own pace from home, work or anywhere. An experienced WHS professional will make contact and support you along the way.

Study Requirements

There are no specific pre-requisites or co-requisites, however sound language, literacy and numeracy skills are required. Access to a computer with broadband internet access is required for online learning.

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