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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Code: BSB41412

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Become a Qualified Safety Professional with the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is the latest government-accredited Safety Qualification designed for people wishing to engage in careers such:

  • Safety Officer
  • Workcover Assessor
  • Safety Representative
  • Workplace Safety Contact
  • Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • HR Professional
  • Any Role with Significant Safety Responsibilities

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The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (Cert IV WHS) is for those wishing to become properly qualified in Work Health and Safety (previously OH&S), and is a great way to develop new skills and enhance your resume.  The Cert IV in WHS superseded the old Cert IV OHS Course (BSB41407) in December 2013 and if now the new standard in safety officer training and WHS.

In this safety course you will build your knowledge of workplace health and safety and WHS legislation, allowing you to improve the working conditions of your colleagues.  The Cert IV WHS course is perfect for those wanting to be responsible for workplace safety. It is ideal if you are either presently working, or seeking work, as WHS safety representative, Workcover safety assessor, occupational health and safety officer. This workplace health and safety certificate can be used to become a safety assessor, workplace safety officer, or a supervisor with significant OH&S responsibilities. Get ready for an exciting and meaningful career move!

What Will you Learn in Inspire’s Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Course?

Inspire’s Cert IV in Work Health and Safety Course is designed to teach you effective health and safety management in the workplace and enable you to participate in an organisation’s OH&S/WHS Management Systems. The Cert IV WHS Course will teach you how to comply with the latest Work Health & Safety legislation, and to contribute to WHS consultation processes. Additionally, you will learn to identify hazards, assess and control risks, and assist in the response to accidents.  You will learn how to contribute to health and safety in the workplace environment, including aiding in the implementation of OH&S strategies to control risks and emergency procedures.

The Cert IV in WHS will help you to take that next step in your career, whether you will be directly involved in workplace safety, contributing to OH&S systems in the workplace as a supervisor of manager, or providing support for your company’s WHS systems in general.  It is a valuable qualification that could be utilised in a range of new employment opportunities.

Course Outline & Structure – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Course

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Course will provide you first-class training and student support while you undertake your training in health and safety in the workplace. It is a fully Nationally Accredited and Nationally Recognised OH&S training course designed to meet the needs of health and safety specialists in both business and industry.

Cert IV WHS (BSB41412) Course Units

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41412) is comprised of 10 units – 5 core units plus 5 elective units. This workplace health and safety course is now the minimum requirement for OHS safety officer duties and management in many workplaces and the course units are designed to enable participants to contribute to an organisation’s OH&S management systems with confidence.

Core Units include (5 total):

BSBWHS402A – Assist with compliance and WHS laws
BSBWHS403A – Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404A – Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405A – Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
BSBWHS406A – Assist with responding to incidents

Electives (complete 5 of 5):

BSBCMM401A – Make a presentation
BSBRES401A – Analyse and present research information
BSBWHS408A – Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
BSBWRT401A – Write complex documents
BSBRSK401A – Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Prerequisites – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

There are no formal prerequisites for the Cert IV in Work Health and Safety, however it is recommended that you have completed the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety OR have work experience in a health and safety role. The course does require that you have sound language and literacy and basic word processing skills. To support your studies you will be provided with trainers that are experts in the field of WHS, as well as all WHS learning materials, flexible delivery options, and telephone and email support.

As part of the Cert IV WHS course, students need to complete some workplace-based assessments. Students with Inspire Education can use a workplace in order to complete this component. Where the student does not have access to a workplace, they may complete these assessments using simulated workplace activities included with the course.  This can be done at their own workplace, at a friend or colleagues, or alternative arrangements can be made if the student is currently between positions and doesn’t have access to a workplace.

You will need to have:
• Access to a computer (PC or Mac) with Internet
• Adobe Flash Player 7
• Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
• Microsoft Word 97 or later (for PC)

Cert IV WHS Course Schedule

The Cert IV in WHS is offered as either a blended-delivery course (1x 5 day workshop + at home study), full face-to-face delivery (2x 5 day workshops) or through distance-learning.

The blended-delivery WH&S course offers a 5 day face-to-face workshop run in many major Australian cities throughout the year. During this week you will complete the first 3 assessment workbooks required for the course, and will finish the remaining assessment task at your own pace via distance learning. Workshops are offered on various dates in many states throughout the year.

Our newest full face-to-face delivery Cert IV WHS Course is also available, consisting of the regular 5 day blended-delivery workshop PLUS and additional 5 day classroom program giving you the opportunity to get ALL assessment tasks completed during the two weeks!  Depending on individual mastery of material there may be some tasks still required to complete at home.

Both blended-delivery and full-delivery workshops are offered at various times in many cities throughout the year. Please ENQUIRE NOW (FORM ON LEFT) to receive our pricing, specials, and find out our upcoming Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety workshops near you.

Alternatively, in our busy modern world many students prefer to study our Cert IV in WHS at their own pace from home. Through distance-learning, you can start your OH&S occupational health and safety training course straight away, and Inspire Education offers a continual student intake on this basis, utilising online course learning resources as well as other electronic course materials.

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Queensland

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Victoria

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