Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

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College for Adult Learning
  • Awarded by

    College for Adult Learning (RTO: 22228)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    8 months full-time; 10-12 months part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    WHS manager | Safety Officer | Work Health & Safety Officer | WHS Coordinator | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    By completing the Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety at the College for Adult Learning, you'll develop a basic understanding of occupational health and safety law, and how to navigate the technical aspects related to WHS processes within any organisation. 

    You'll learn how to best contribute to WHS decisions, supporting their implementation and influencing change within your organisation. Throughout the course, you'll develop skills essential to any role within occupational health and safety, including responding to workplace incidents, identifying (WHS) hazards and controlling the associated risks, and planning the implementation of a work health and safety management system (WHSMS). You'll also develop transferable skills in problem-solving, report writing and documentation best practices.

    Delivered entirely online, this comprehensive course can be studied at your own pace. Schedule study time around your work and life commitments, completing your course in anywhere from 12 to 24 months. So don't hesitate – commit to yourself and your career and enquire about this online diploma today!

    You may be eligible for an AIHS membership

    If you are studying WHS and not currently working full time you may be eligible for a free 12-month student membership with The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS). As an AIHS member, you'll have access to professional development resources, webinars led by health and safety recruiting agencies, professional networking groups plus much more.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration; AND
    • Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills.

    Technical Requirements

    You will need regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:

    • An adequate and reliable internet connection,
    • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office or Office for Mac, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets,
    • A PDF Reader installed,
    • Full permissions to install and access third-party software as required.

    You will also need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or device with an adequate camera to undertake video calls for assessments as required.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this WHS course, the subjects you may study include:

    • BSBWHS412 -Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
    • BSBWHS413 - Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
    • BSBINS401 - Analyse and present research information
    • BSBWRT411 - Write complex documents
    • BSBWHS414 - Contribute to WHS risk management
    • BSBWHS514 - Manage WHS compliance of contractors
    • BSBWHS415 - Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
    • BSBWHS411 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
    • BSBWHS416 - Contribute to workplace incident response
    • BSBWHS417 - Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
  • Why College for Adult Learning?

    From building and construction to HR, business management, logistics and more – the College for Adult Learning (CAL) can get you qualified in it all!

    The friendly and experienced team at CAL will take the time to understand your existing skills and set you on a learning path that is tailored specifically for you, helping you to achieve your goals faster. All courses are designed in house with one purpose in mind, your success!

    Get the right skills, build your confidence and turn theory into practice when you study with The College for Adult Learning.

    Feel like you’re truly cared for at the College for Adult Learning! Here, their friendly team will tailor their support services to cater to YOUR needs. Be teamed with a Student Success Advisor who will work closely with you to help get you the best outcomes.

    Recent HR graduate Fiona states “I know that if I need support it was available ...the feedback was incredible, very attentive! She spent a lot of time taking me through things that I may have missed.”

    When you study with CAL, you’ll be supported by our Real Outcomes Guarantee, ensuring you get real-world results from your studies - not just a piece of paper.

    CAL promise to give you all the resources we can to help you achieve your goal, whether that’s to upskill, refocus your career, or get that promotion.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety (BSB41419) from the College for Adult Learning.

    Graduating with this qualification will set you up to be a confident work health and safety representative within any organisation, and open doors to management roles within health and safety or give you the foundational knowledge to work in any industry in HR or risk management roles. You'll be a valuable asset to a huge range of businesses, as work health and safety representatives are required in businesses from civil construction to manufacturing, healthcare, finance and more.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Work Health & Safety (WHS) could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: WHS Officer, WHS Manager, HR Officer.

  • Let's talk price

    Pay upfront and save! The full fee of this course is $2,495 (including discount).

    Flexible payment plans are available between 6 and 12 months in duration.

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