The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety covers all key ares of workplace safety, including compliance with WHS law, hazard identification, incident response and management.
Career opportunities, include:
- WHSE/OHSE officer, coordinator, manager, supervisor, consultant or advisor in all sectors including health, education, hospitality, transport, construction, mining, manufacturing, logistics, retail and government.
Pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319
Studying the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety at Holmesglen
This course covers effective risk management, applying relevant WHS/OHS laws and legislative framework, contributing to WHS/OHS consultation within the workplace, incident and emergency response, contractor compliance as well as rehabilitation and return to work programs.
As part of your studies, you can opt for specialist electives suited to the following industry sectors: construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, early childhood education, and hospitality.
You will learn practical skills from qualified teachers currently working in WHS, who can pass on industry insights and guide you through our unique practical education. Your teachers can help you with building career paths, assist with networking opportunities and mentor you throughout the course.
This course is also available to corporate clients. Talk to us about how we can tailor training packages to meet your requirements.
Evening classes: Every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm - 9pm for 6 months
To receive this qualification you must complete five core units and five elective units.
The following electives are also available for those working in the following industry sectors. These two electives would make up the five electives required to complete the course.
SITXCCS007 - Enhance customer service experiences (Elective)
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices (Elective)
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (Elective)
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Elective)
Transport and logistics
TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures (Elective)
TLIM4001 Develop safe car driving behaviours in others (Elective)
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace (Elective)
CPCCBC4007 Plan building and construction work (Elective)
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
||Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
||Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
||Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
||Contribute to WHS risk management
||Contribute to workplace incident response
||Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
||Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
||Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
||Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools
| Code || Name |
|BSBWHS412||Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws|
|BSBWHS415||Contribute to implementing WHS management systems|
|BSBWHS413||Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes|
|BSBWHS414||Contribute to WHS risk management|
|BSBWHS416||Contribute to workplace incident response|
|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|
|BSBSUS411||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices|
|BSBWHS519||Lead the development and use of WHS risk management tools|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements, however it is advantageous to have previous vocational or workplace experience.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion of this course, you will receive the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
Connections with industry
Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a valuable skill set applicable to all workplaces in Australia. Work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities cost Australian businesses over $60 billion a year, and WHS specialists are in high demand. A Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety from Holmesglen can open doors to a wide choice of workplaces. You will develop a portable range of skills with which you can make meaningful contributions to many workplaces, from construction sites through to large corporations.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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