Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

Course Description

This course will teach you to:

  • Identify hazards and how to assess and control risks
  • Develop WHS policies and procedures
  • Establish, review and evaluate WHS measures and initiatives
  • Identify, interpret and apply WHS Legislation with the inclusion of Australian Standards, Codes and Guidelines
  • Implement continuous improvement processes
  • Manage claims and implement rehabilitation / return-to-work programs

Career Opportunities

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety provides highly sought after and transferable skills relevant to a number of Industries. This qualification applies to job roles and titles across varying sectors and may include:

  • Work Health and Safety Officer
  • Work Health and Safety Adviser
  • Work Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Line Managers
  • Site Supervisors / Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Emergency response

Upon successful completion of the course, you may apply for a Work Health and Safety Officer (WHSO) certificate of authority from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland as the BSB41419 course has been deemed an equivalent qualification for WHSO certification. Applications must be submitted directly to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Core Units

Course Requirements

To successfully achieve this qualification, you must complete ten units of competency. There are five core units and five elective units.

There are no formal pre-requisites to undertake the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, although the following skills are recommended:

  • Have a strong level of computer literacy skills
  • Be able to conduct research and present information
  • BSBWHS412
    Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS413
    Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS414
    Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS415
    Contribute to implementing WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS416
    Contribute to workplace incident response

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Elective Units

Optional Learning

DGT Employment and Training offer elective units BSBWHS417 Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work and BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors. The selection of the remaining three elective units from others listed below must meet the the qualification packaging rules. For more information, contact DGT.

  • BSBWHS417
    Assist with managing WHS implications of return to work
  • BSBWHS418
    Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
  • BSBWRT411
    Write complex documents
  • BSBINS401
    Analyse and present research information
  • BSBSTR402
    Implement continuous improvement
  • BSBLDR411
    Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BSBSUS411
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBSTR401
    Promote innovation in team environments
  • BSBCMM411
    Make presentations
  • BSBPMG420
    Apply project scope management techniques

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Course Delivery

  • This course is delivered through a variety of online, self-paced and classroom intensive options.

Program Length

  • Students will have up to 12 months to complete their qualification.

DGT Employment and Training is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding for this course.

Funding Available!
Eligibility criteria applies. Contact DGT for more information.

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