Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a nationally recognised qualification and is ideal for people who may already have responsibility for Work Health and Safety or for those who are looking at becoming more involved in this area.
This qualification 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.
These learners may be new or existing workers enrolling under a traineeship or full fee for service arrangement.
Units of Competencies
Total number of units = 10
5 core units plus
Three (3) elective units must be selected from Group A below
Two (2) elective units may be selected from GROUP A, GROUP B or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.
If not listed, one (1) elective unit may be from a Certificate III or Diploma from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual delivery hours delivered may differ depending on delivery mode.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective||Nominal Hours|
Assist with compliance with WHS laws
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
Assist with responding to incidents
Group A Electives
Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
Contribute to work related health and safety measures and initiatives
Undertake project work
Analyse and present research information
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs
Assist with workplace monitoring processes
Make a presentation
Group B Electives
Show leadership in the workplace
Promote innovation in a team environment
Write complex documents
Implement continuous improvement
The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety can typically be completed in 12 – 24 months. This may vary if you have applied for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.
Mode of Delivery
Delivery will mainly be :
Types of Assessments
Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks
Observation and or demonstration of performance, simulation, third party report, projects
There will be other methods of assessment depending on the type of delivery and specific workplace focus or job role.
Course fees are made up oftwo components; tuition and materials fees.Due to the different level of Government subsidies available to students,there are three possible fee levels for tuition fees; concession, standard and full fee. Only one will beapplicable to you.
Please visit our Fees & Charges page for more information. Government funding and assistance varies between states, and we recommend that you contact AiGTS in order to consult on the appropriate funding that suits your personal requirements.
Full fee-paying students - Fees can be made by paying an initial payment of $1000 and remaining amountsvia 3 instalments in accordance with the Service Level Agreement.
FFS - $4,500.00
Full fees are applicable to students who do not meet State or Commonwealth funding eligibility criteria.
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency. Aalthough it would be recommended that participants have current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.
This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analysis and write reports in context to the job role.
All applicants will need to undertake a Pre Training Review and Language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
Pre Training Review
All applicants are required to complete a mandatory pre-training review which is completed prior to enrolment to ensure applicants meet the requirements to undertake the qualification.
Language, literacy and numeracy
All applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolling. This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analyse and write reports in context to the job role.
Pathways into the qualification - This qualification is suitable for either direct entry, recognition of prior learning/work experience or progression from the BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety or other relevant qualifications
Pathways from the qualification - Further training pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include but not limited to: BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety (not currently on AiGTS Scope of Registration) or other Diploma level management qualifications.
The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goals and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL in simple terms involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside formal education and training system. Find out more about RPL.
The following learning support will be available to learners: